Look to local community foundations for humanitarian support

Like everyone, we at Los Altos Mountain View Community Foundation are watching the images from the California Wildfires, Hurricane Ida, and Afghanistan. We are tracking these humanitarian situations and will update this page as more information arrives.

As you look to donate to local relief efforts in California and Louisiana, we encourage you to connect with local community foundations in the affected areas. Those community foundations will know how to deploy your donation best. Both Silicon Valley Community Foundation, with whom we regularly partner, and the Council of Foundations, to which we belong as members, has curated several local resources.

Links to their sites, as well as Airbnb’s support for refugees, are included below.

California Wildfires

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Silicon Valley Community Foundation has compiled a list of groups that are helping to provide immediate relief to those affected by the California wildfires.


Hurricane Ida

The Council on Foundations has compiled organizations providing relief to those affected by Category 4 Hurricane Ida.



Silicon Valley Community Foundation has created a list of Bay Area and national organizations supporting those affected by the Afghanistan crisis.

Support for Afghanistan


Airbnb is waiving its fees for hosts offering for their homes short-term to refugees for free or discounted rates.


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