LACF sparks local non-profits with more than $50,000 in grants 

Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF) has completed its third grant making cycle this fiscal year, awarding 12 grants to non-profits that serve Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View.

These grants benefit our communities in areas such as health, assisting vulnerable populations, youth, diversity training and support, arts and culture, and community building.

Current grants support activities such as Family Engagement Institute’s (FEI) launch of a tuition-free summer school program, Stretch to Kindergarten – specifically for children who are eligible for Free and Reduced Price meals who live within the LASD boundary, Festival of Light Parade Association’s complete upgrade and refurbishment of the Drummer Boy float – done with the help of local Eagle Scout candidates, Child Advocates of SV’s training of volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) for foster children, and Los Altos Stage Company’s artistic and creative programs in 2015.

LACF’s Community Grants program helps sustain programs at established local organizations including:

  • Ye Olde Towne Band
  • Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)
  • Music for Minors,

and new or expanded initiatives such as Family & Children Services LGBTQ ‘Youth Space’ program benefitting youth and young adults in the North Santa Clara County.

“LACF is proud of how its grants have positively benefitted the social, environmental, and economic aspects of our community,” said Joe Eyre, LACF Executive Director.

The Foundation has granted over $1.1 million to our local communities since its founding in 1991. Beginning in 2007, LACF has been managing a re-granting program for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and in 2015, began a re-granting program with the Heising-Simons Foundation.