LACF gave 114 grants and 123 scholarships in the second half of 2015

One of LACF’s important activities is to address the needs of our communities through grantmaking. Grants enable nonprofits to start new projects, build capacity, and meet daily operational needs.

LACF’s grants and scholarships come from three primary sources: our Donor Advised and Donor Designated Funds, our Community Grants Program, and our Scholarship Funds.  Our grants helped strengthen local nonprofits and our college scholarships enabled local students to enrich their lives and community through education.

If you would like to open a Donor Advised Fund and begin grantmaking, please see donoradvisedfunds or contact us.

LACF’s Donor Advised and Donor Designated Funds gave grants to these local organizations:

  • Bullis Charter School
  • Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)
  • Challenge Team
  • City of Mountain View
  • Community Services Agency (CSA)
  • Day Worker Center of Mountain View
  • Foothill-DeAnza Foundation
  • Hidden Villa
  • LACF’s Sustaining Fund
  • Los Altos Educational Foundation
  • Los Altos High School
  • Los Altos History Museum
  • Los Altos School District
  • Los Altos Stage Company
  • Los Altos Town Crier Holiday Fund
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Mountain View High School
  • Pinewood School
  • Positive Coaching Alliance
  • Saint Francis High School
  • Sempervirens Fund

LACF’s Donor Advised funds also gave many grants to other nonprofits in the Bay Area and in other parts of the country.

LACF’s Community Grants Program gave grants to the following nonprofits that serve our community:

  • Acterra
  • ALearn
  • Animal Assisted Happiness
  • Avenidas
  • Center for Age-Friendly Excellence (CAFÉ)
  • Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)
  • Community Services Agency (CSA)
  • Day Worker Center of Mountain View
  • E3 Youth in Philanthropy
  • Friends of Deer Hollow Farm
  • Hidden Villa
  • JustREAD
  • Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade
  • Los Altos Forward
  • Los Altos History Museum
  • Los Altos Village Association Fund
  • Mentor-Tutor Connection
  • Mountain View Police Activities League
  • Mountain View-Whisman School District
  • MVLA High School District
  • Navigators Chapter 41
  • Peninsula Bridge
  • Peninsula Symphony
  • Peninsula Youth Theater (PYT)
  • Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO)
  • Westwind 4-H Riding for the Handicapped
  • Ye Olde Towne Band