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...

2017 Community Roundtable Scholarship Now Live

We’re pleased to announce that the common scholarship application is now live.  https://goo.gl/k0h4T1 This scholarship application is sponsored by the Mountain View / Los Altos Roundtable. You can use this single application to apply for scholarships from these organizations. Each organizations has different criteria for applicants, as you’ll see in the application. Participating Organizations:...

GivingTuesday Los Altos

Everyone has a desire to make a difference in the world.  One fun way to contribute is through #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose:  to celebrate generosity and to give. A way to...

Los Altos PARK(ing) Day 2014

The Basics: What: Downtown Los Altos PARK(ing) Day 2014! When: Friday Sept 19th 8am – 7pm Where: 265-271 State Street, outside Linden Tree Books and Earth Beauty Apothecary (note this is a different location than 2012 & 2013!) Why: To create free public gathering space in downtown Los Altos Who: Everyone is invited! Passerelle Investment Company is...

Off to college with MVLA Community Scholars

In the fall, thousands of excited students walk onto college campuses for the first time, eager, happy, and filled with anticipation. However, some, especially first-generation-to-college students, often feel anxious. While other students are walking purposefully around, filing out paperwork and looking as if they know exactly what they need to do and what to...

Support Los Altos Community Foundation through SV Gives on May 6 and have your donation doubled, tripled or quadrupled!

Online fundraising for LACF Sustaining Fund at Razoo To DOUBLE, TRIPLE, or QUADRUPLE your LACF donation, contribute on May 6th by following the below instructions. Silicon Valley Gives is a 24-hour online fundraising event for nonprofits in Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Benito counties. It celebrates the 100th anniversary of community foundations. How...

Second Annual Women Rising Event

  It’s our second annual Women Rising event coming up Friday Feb 14 at noon in downtown Los Altos at Main Street Cafe, 134 Main Street. Come join us at the Main Street Café in Los Altos Friday, February 14th to celebrate One Billion Rising Day!   One Billion Rising Day falls on Valentine’s Day...

A letter from a LEADer

Dear Friends, Wanted to let you know of a fabulous opportunity that is not only a great educational opportunity but a lot of fun, too! The upcoming LEAD Program has a few (but only a few) slots left in the Program. This program, which is run by Claudia Coleman of Los Altos Community Foundation...