Watch Our Smart Giving Video

In partnership with the Mountain View-Los Altos (MVLA) High School Foundation and Los Altos Educational Foundation (LAEF), LACF hosted a Smart Giving seminar. In the seminar, participants learned to make the most of their giving to children, grandchildren, and charities with the recent tax law changes. Donate to LACF...

Ways to help wildfire victims

As we well know, fires have ravaged both Butte County and the Thousand Oaks and Malibu areas in Ventura and LA Counties.  If you wish to help victims in either of these areas, LACF recommends giving to the fire relief funds of the local community foundations. Camp Fire in Butte County: North Valley Community...

Remembering Jim Thurber and Clyde Noel

LACF would like to remember and honor former board members Jim Thurber and Clyde Noel who recently passed away. By all accounts both men had illustrious, fulfilling careers - and served their country, Jim in the Foreign Service and Clyde in the Navy, before devoting themselves to volunteering in our community....

Working Together to Close the Achievement Gap

One of LACF’s unique roles is to bring groups together to solve systemic issues facing youth in our community. LACF grants fuel collaboration between local nonprofits, school districts, and other community organizations to help close the achievement gap - and give all kids and teens the ability to thrive in our community. The following is...

Community Foundations Make a Difference

What is a community foundation? Recently there have been accusations of misconduct at Silicon Valley Community Foundation. In light of this recent news, you may be asking what a community foundation is and why are they important to our community? Community foundations enable residents, private foundations, and businesses to strengthen the community through local...

2018 Legacy Circle Luncheon

LACF’s annual Legacy Circle Luncheon recognizes our most forward-thinking and committed donors – those who have included LACF in their estate plans or interested in doing this. LACF’s Legacy Circle members are the true philanthropic leaders of our community. ...

LACF Keeps Seniors Connected, Engaged and Healthy

One of LACF’s unique roles is to bring groups together to solve systemic issues in our community. LACF helps local groups quickly create programs and build a tight collaborative web of reciprocal support for the benefit of our seniors. Through its grants, programs, and funds, LACF is able to test, evolve, and improve social...