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Building a strong community - for ALL of us - is more important than ever.

While many have benefited from the Bay Area’s explosive growth, others are barely getting by. And now, with the immediate and ongoing effects of the pandemic on our region, LACF’s work has taken on greater urgency as we provide critical funding to many local nonprofits struggling to survive and carry out their missions.

We need your support so that we can continue to deepen the impact of our work and remain in a strong position to respond to future community challenges. Together, we can continue to provide grants, raise visibility on critical issues affecting our region, and ensure community resilience in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View.

JOIN US in building a stronger community!


Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF) inspires, leads, and empowers residents for a stronger community. LACF provides grants, creates social impact opportunities, incubates emerging nonprofits, offers donor advised funds, and partners with community organizations and residents on solutions that make a difference.

From the Community Builder Blog

Why We Should Care About a K-Shaped Recovery

Since the pandemic began, there's been lots of speculation about how our economy - and communities - will emerge from it. Economists describe the various 'recovery curves' that have existed for some time. As we move from pandemic relief efforts to rebuilding, a new curve has entered into this economic lexicon that we should...

Why Fiscal Sponsorships Matter

When I began my relationship with LACF as a board member, I was excited by the Foundation’s willingness to support emerging nonprofits through fiscal sponsorships. Fiscal sponsorships – where a supporting organization like LACF will accept donations on behalf of a project or entity that does not qualify for tax-exemption on its own –...

Celebrating Local Giving

Times of prolonged crisis bring much pain and suffering to many. They also showcase heroic acts of resiliency, empathy, and caring. Without a doubt, we’re experiencing, as Charles Dickens so aptly described in his novel “A Tale of Two Cities,” both the Best of Times and Worst of Times. Over the past months of...

Working Together for Greater Local Good

So much of what philanthropy has done over the past few months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic was long overdue (also long overdue but perhaps not as clearly seen yet is the sector’s response to address inequities and structural racism – that’s a subject for a future post). In a matter of a...

Thank You to Our Annual Sponsors!

We are proud to showcase local businesses that support Los Altos Community Foundation events through Annual Sponsorships. Thank you to Cal Water, Wealth Architects, and Young, Craig & Co. LLP for your commitment to our community. To learn more about our events and annual sponsorship opportunities, please contact Laurel Iverson, Development Manager, at 650-949-5908 | laurel.iverson@losaltoscf.org

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