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The E3 Youth Philanthropy Program connects local high school students to help realize their vision for social change.

E3 applications for the 2021-2022 program are now closed.

About:

E3 Youth Philanthropy educates, engages, and empowers local youth to create positive change in their local communities. E3 is a managed program of Los Altos Community Foundation.

Through E3, participants have the opportunity to:

  • Make grants totaling $10,000 to local nonprofits;
  • Learn from local philanthropists about nonprofits and the positive impacts of
    strategic giving;
  • Design and participate in service projects; and,
  • Develop leadership and communication skills.

Eligibility:

E3 participants are residents of or attend school in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, or Mountain View. Interested students must be entering 10th or 11th grade in August 2021.

Timeframe:

The program runs from mid-August through April.

Commitment:

For the 2021-22 school year, E3 will meet via Zoom each Wednesday from 7:00-8:00 pm. When in-person meetings are allowed, the group will conduct some sessions at a local site that meets social distancing requirements. Regardless of online or in-person mode, participation in the August team-building retreat is required.

All members participate in service projects (weekends and/or evenings) throughout the year.

Fee:

$200. (Financial aid is available).

Application Process:

E3 applications for the 2021-2022 program are now closed.

2021-2022 E3 Flyer (English)

2021-2022 E3 Flyer (Spanish)

Questions?

Contact E3 Program Director: Christy Tonge at christy.tonge@losaltoscf.org or call Los Altos Community Foundation at 650-949-5908.

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E3 Grants

Each year, LACF gives the E3 program $10,000.  The E3 Board gives grants to nonprofits and programs that benefit residents of Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and surrounding communities.

The E3 grant application is closed until Fall 2021. 

LACF's E3 Youth Philanthropy Program educates, engages, and empowers local youth to create positive change in their local communities.

2021-22 E3 Leadership Board

Liam Gerber
Diya Gupta
Julieth Lara
Kate Stadler
Ryan Yang

2020/2021 E3 Board Members

Will Branson

Soni Chawla

Anneli Chow

Melanie Contreras

Ishaan Dave

Diana Flores

Shayndel Guerrero

Carly Heltzel

Sophia Im 

Jaya Kelly 

Jacqueline Lara

Tyler Lin

Avi Sanchez

Annie Schwartz

Akshay Shivkumar

Naina Srivastava

Ariela Steinberg

Saahil Sundaresan

Astra Tulac

Serra Tulu

Kelly Yang

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