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...

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...

Announcing the LACF Legacy Circle Challenge!

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Longtime community members Claudia and Bill Coleman have offered a generous Legacy Circle Challenge: They will match each new legacy gift to LACF before June 30th with a $500 donation. “We believe so strongly in the work LACF is doing that we offered this challenge to inspire others to join us in leaving a...

Congratulations to the 2018 Gardner Awards Honorees

The Gardner Awards is one of the largest – and most highly anticipated – local celebrations of outstanding volunteerism. This year’s event, Above & Beyond, will recognize dedicated volunteers from local nonprofits. This celebration attracts more than 200 community leaders, philanthropists, elected officials, and local professionals. Past Gardner Awards Honorees...

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...

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.  ...

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...

Double your donation with GivingTuesday

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Start your #GivingTuesday off right by DOUBLING your new or increased donation to LACF, thanks to our Board of Directors Challenge. Support your community through LACF! https://losaltoscf.org/donate-to-LACF #GiveWhereYouLive #GivingLACF25...

Stock donations can ease your tax burden

The stock market is near all-time highs. An effective way to maximize your contribution to LACF and save tax money is through stock donations. Los Altos Community Foundation accepts stock donations for its Community Impact Fund as well as for any of its programs and funds. But what if you have more appreciated stock to...