Help Napa and Sonoma fires survivors

Witnessing the devastation of the Napa and Sonoma fires, I’ve wondered how we can best help the many families who have lost everything begin to rebuild their lives. Perhaps you’ve wondered this, too. Just as Los Altos Community Foundation knows and addresses needs in our local community, the Napa and Sonoma Community Foundations are addressing needs...

LACF Impact 2017

Thank you for your support of the Los Altos Community Foundation!  We’re excited to share some of the outcomes that your contribution to LACF has enabled over the past year:   Addressing Youth, Seniors, and Families in Need Through its funds and programs, LACF gave $1.39 million in grants and scholarships to organizations serving...

LACF Awards Grants to 12 Local Nonprofits

LACF’s Community Grants volunteer committee evaluated many applications for projects benefiting Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View.  After deliberation, they awarded twelve grants totaling $57,500. FY18 First Session Grants Organization Purpose of Grant Grant Amount Assistance League of Los Altos This grant will allow us to improve the safety of our grounds...

First-Time Donors Win $1,000 LACF Grant

  First-time donors Lee Ann & Martin Shell,  present their $1,000 grant to the MVLA High School Foundation. The Shell’s won an LACF drawing for a $1,000 grant for the qualified local nonprofit of their choice.  ...

LACF incubated program WomenSV becomes 501c3

Former LACF sponsored program, WomenSV has earned its 501c3. Congratulations to WomenSV director, Ruth Patrick for her dedication to serving the community. WomenSV serves women and children in our area whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence. The program helps women of means break free from abuse and build healthier lives for themselves,...

Because of your valued support, Los Altos Community Foundation has many exciting community accomplishments to report for the past six months

Strengthening our Nonprofit Community through Grantmaking: LACF and its funds have given 385 grants and scholarships totaling $1.29M since July 1st.  More than half of this amount has gone to nonprofits and students in our three communities: Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View. LACF’s Community Grants committee just finished its third round...

Pat & JJ Kapp

“At the Solstice event I saw so many people who I really value in our community and who are involved with LACF,” Pat said. “That was a ringing endorsement of LACF, if I ever needed one.”...

Inclusion and Freedom of Speech

A lot has happened in our country over the last two weeks.  Many in America are confused, apprehensive, and/or upset.  In this uncertain time, I think it is important – both nationally and locally – to double down on two important American values:  Inclusion and Freedom of Speech. Much of our country’s strength is due...