Recent Tornado Relief Efforts

At Los Altos Mountain View Community Foundation, we are watching the images from the recent tornado destruction in Midwest. My mother and grandmother live in the small town of Dawson Springs, Kentucky, where 75% of the city has vanished due to this deadly storm. Thankfully, they both are unharmed, and their homes are untouched...

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...

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