John W. Gardner Awards April 7, 2011

Our traditional awards ceremony, the 8th Annual John W. Gardner Awards, where non-profits acknowledge their outstanding volunteers happened on 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 by Borel Private Bank and Trust. After dinner served to over 200 attendees, the Gardner Awards were presented to: John Sylvester of Bus Barn Stage Company, Dr. Larry and Bernis Kretchmar of El Camino Hospital Foundation, Peter Thurston of Hidden Villa, Marge Sentous of JustREAD, Cindy and David Luedtke of the Los Altos Community Foundation for the Day Worker’s Center, and Grace Johnston of Music for Minors.


Community Grants 2011 Still Funding

There are new deadlines for Applications. Apply by either Feb. 18, Mar. 25 or Apr 22, 2011. Earlier is better.

Please visit the How to Apply page for a description of the 7-stage process for applying and to DOWNLOAD and application form.
As of Feb. 10, 2011 there is still funding left for the remainder of the fiscal year. We encourage you to review the guidelines on the How to Apply page and to explore the What We Do pages of this web site to determine if your organization or project might be a good fit.

The following are dates to be aware of if you are considering applying for funding:.

Submit by Feb. 18, 2011 to be considered by March 1, 2011

Submit by Mar. 25, 2011 to be considered by April 5, 2011

Submit by Apr. 22, 2011 to be considered by May 3, 2011

Please note: the review dates are the days on which the Community Grants Advisory Board meets to review proposals.  Proposals that are approved by the Advisory board are then sent to the Grants Committee of the Los Altos Community Foundation Board for final approval, a process which may take up to two weeks.

2011 Common Roundtable Scholarship Application

MVLA high school students can get the 2011 Common Community Roundtable Application and apply to 6 grantors for college scholarships with a single form.

With one form, you can apply to all of

  • Rotary Clubs of Los Altos and Mountain View
  • Mountain View Kiwanis Club
  • Quota International of Mountain View/Los Altos
  • Richard G. Bell Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • MVLA Community Scholars

Visit the web page to download the application

LEAD Alumni Invited to Audit 2011 Classes

LEAD 2011 has started as of Saturday, January 15, 9am to noon, and is being coordinated by LACF Board Member Claudia Coleman. Enrollment is now closed for 2011. However, LEAD Alumni are welcome to audit on dates below by arrangement with Claudia Coleman.

Jan 15, Saturday, 9am to noon
Jan 26, Wednesday, 7pm to 9 pm
Feb  9, Wednesday, 7pm to 9 pm
Mar  2, Wednesday, 7pm to 9 pm
Mar 23, Wednesday, 7pm to 9 pm
Apr  6, Wednesday, 7pm to 9 pm
Apr  20, Wednesday, 7pm to 9 pm
May  4, Wednesday, 7pm to 9 pm
May 18, Wednesday, 7pm to 9 pm
Jun  8, Wednesday, 7pm to 9 pm

Sessions are held at LACF, 183 Hillview Ave., Neutra House building, except for four sessions held at offsite locations tbd.