LACF… Engaging Community, Inspiring People, and Improving Lives

Building a strong community – for ALL of us – is more important than ever. While some of us have greatly benefited from the Bay Area’s explosive growth and opportunities, others are barely getting by. We see many of our community-based nonprofits struggle to keep up with local needs and carry out their missions.

In spite of our region’s success local giving hasn’t kept up with local needs. LACF sees vast opportunities to bring our community together, increase philanthropic giving, and provide hope to those who need it most.

Please give back to your local community – GIVE LOCAL through LACF!

NEW! Dollar for Dollar Match Announced! LACF board members have offered a generous match for new and increased donations now through December 31, 2018. Make the most of your donation!


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Los Altos Community Foundation's 2018 Donor Appreciation Evening
Thursday, December 13 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Our annual Donor Appreciation Evening is a festive celebration honoring our donors for their support of LACF.

If you wish to attend and are not currently a donor, simply make a donation by December 1, 2018, by clicking the Donate Now button below, or contact Annette Knapp at 650.949.5908 |

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Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Donor Appreciation Evening. Learn more here.
For more information, please contact Laurel Iverson at 650-949-5908 or


Thanks to our 2018 Donor Appreciation Evening Premier Sponsor

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LACF Awards $78,684 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF) has awarded $78,684 in its 2018 fall grants cycle to 16 local nonprofits and programs. These organizations address the needs and improve the quality of life for seniors, youth, and vulnerable populations in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View. The grants support nonprofit programs such as: Day Worker...

Watch Our Smart Giving Video

In partnership with the Mountain View-Los Altos (MVLA) High School Foundation and Los Altos Educational Foundation (LAEF), LACF hosted a Smart Giving seminar. In the seminar, participants learned to make the most of their giving to children, grandchildren, and charities with the recent tax law changes. Donate to LACF...

2018 Legacy Circle Luncheon

LACF’s annual Legacy Circle Luncheon recognizes our most forward-thinking and committed donors – those who have included LACF in their estate plans or interested in doing this. LACF’s Legacy Circle members are the true philanthropic leaders of our community. ...