LACF Awards $78,684 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

LACF Awards grant to Animal Assisted Happiness

Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF) has awarded $78,684 in its 2018 fall grants cycle to 16 local nonprofits and programs. These organizations address the needs and improve the quality of life for seniors, youth, and vulnerable populations in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View.

The grants support nonprofit programs such as:

  • Day Worker Center of Mountain View’s essential service of matching Los Altos and Los Altos Hills employers with reliable workers.
  • Healthier Kids Foundation’s plan to vision screen at least 165 underserved preschoolers and elementary school children in the area.
  • Village Harvest’s goal to reduce local hunger with fresh, healthy fruit gathered from Mountain View and Los Altos gardens.

“LACF’s community grants are highly effective in helping local nonprofits make a strong impact in our local community,” said Joe Eyre, Executive Director. “We’re proud of how these grants will enable the development of new, innovative programs and support ongoing proven initiatives.”

LACF’s 2018 fall nonprofit grant recipients also include:

  • Animal Assisted Happiness to give 14 classroom visits for special needs youth in Los Altos and Mountain View
  • Bring Me a Book Foundation to support low-income family engagement for reading aloud at home.
  • Community School of Music and Arts to support CSMA’s 2018 – 2019 Community Concert Series offering free performances.
  • Friends of Deer Hollow Farm to support its Animal Fund, and maintenance improvements to their facilities.
  • Headwaters Science Institute to fund two underserved girls from the Los Altos/Mountain View area attending an all-girls science camp in the Sierra.
  • Just READ remedial 1:1 tutoring classes and online tutorials to 4th and 5th graders enrolled at several Mountain View schools.
  • Living Classroom for three community-building volunteer projects engaging school families and local residents to go “green” at three Mountain View schools.
  • Marine Science Institute to give hands-on learning to 300 students from local low-income schools.
  • MVLA Scholars for scholarships to low-income, high-potential students from the Mountain View-Los Altos school district, most of who are the first in their families to attend college.
  • Peninsula Symphony for a community Summer Pops Concert in downtown Los Altos.
  • Reading Partners to increase children’s reading skill through one-on-one, volunteer-led literacy tutoring for 60 kindergarten through 4th-grade students at Mariano Castro Elementary School.
  • The Health Trust for its Meals On Wheels program that delivers groceries, daily hot meals, and Wellness Checks to low-income seniors and adults with disabilities.
  • YMCA of Silicon Valley/Project Cornerstone to support school partnerships in the Los Altos community which create caring school communities and positively impact student’s social-emotional development.

More information on LACF’s grant-making programs