Ellen Kamei, Mayor, City of Mountain View

Webinar: What Does a K-Shaped Recovery Mean for Our Community? Panelist   Ellen Kamei serves as the Mayor of the City of Mountain View, California in the heart of Silicon Valley. A third-generation Mountain View resident, Ellen is the daughter of a Chinese and Puerto Rican American mother and a Japanese American father born...

Catherine Crystal Foster, CEO & Co-Founder, Magnify Community

Webinar: What Does a K-Shaped Recovery Mean for Our Community? Panelist Catherine Crystal Foster is an entrepreneurial social sector leader who has worked across disciplines to drive positive change for more than 20 years. Before co-founding Magnify Community, she served as Executive Director of the Westly Foundation, where she expanded grantmaking and the foundation’s...

LACF Announces a Campaign for Recovery

A year ago, I walked into the Community House (LACF’s office) and asked my team to drop everything and start work on the launch of LACF’s 2020 Nonprofit Relief Fund (which provided critical support to local nonprofit organizations and services affected early on by the pandemic). Our community came together in an amazing response...

E3 Youth Bring Holiday Cheer to Kids in Custody

E3 Youth Bring Holiday Cheer to Kids in Custody It all began with a phone call to Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF). Carol Rhoads, a Santa Clara County Juvenile Justice Commissioner, reached out to Judy Crates, Director of E3 Youth Philanthropy, an LACF program. E3 offers local high school youth the opportunity to learn...

Start a Tradition of Family Giving

Does your family have a philanthropic mindset? It’s never too early, or too late, to demonstrate how even small gifts of time or money can make a big difference. Even young children who are beginning to develop compassion can participate in conversations about helping others (hint: animal-related causes are usually a big hit!). School-aged...

Engagement in Mountain View Policing Meeting

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Virtual Community Meeting Registration link: MountainView.gov/1118REI From July through October, an Ad-Hoc HRC Subcommittee on Community-Police Relations worked with community engagement facilitators from Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (PCRC) to gather stories from and foster dialog among community members about their experience interacting with the Mountain View police. ...

Community Conversations Webinar Video

In our first Community Conversations webinar, LACF Executive Director, Adin Miller, recapped our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and provided a preview on how current events will inform our approach and support of the community moving forward. To learn more about LACF’s response and future direction, read this article from the Los Altos Town...

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