Looking Beyond Green Lawns

A few days after I began working at Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF), a friend from North Carolina emailed me to offer congratulations on my new role. Then, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, he proceeded to let me know he’d visited the communities we support before and questioned our real need for local philanthropy. In his dry...

Los Altos Informs: Implications of Library Operation

The Los Altos Community Foundation PrimeTime Project Presents LOS ALTOS INFORMS: IMPLICATIONS OF LIBRARY OPERATION A study of operating expense and other factors for city-operated vs. special district-operated libraries in Los Altos A Report by Karen Duncan and Norma Schroder   SUMMARY In response to state budget cuts in 2011, the Santa Clara County...

The 8th Annual John W. Gardner Awards

Our traditional awards ceremony, the 8th Annual John W. Gardner Awards, where non-profits acknowledge their outstanding volunteers, happened April 7, 2011. This award ceremony included the 47th Annual Los Altos Community Service Award given to long-time volunteer Pinky Whelan. The evening was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto and was sponsored...

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