Local Giving for Local Impact

Los Altos Community Foundation inspires increased local philanthropy for building a thriving community.

When local communities thrive, it’s powerful! Since 1991, Los Altos Community Foundation has provided personalized service and convenient giving options to the residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View to achieve their charitable and financial goals. We help our donors learn more about local needs in order to make their giving as effective as possible – and achieve maximum community impact.

Today, building a strong community – for ALL of us – is more important than ever. In spite of our region’s success, local giving hasn’t kept up with local needs. LACF sees vast opportunities to bring our community together, increase giving, and give hope to those who need it most.

JOIN US! Your donation to LACF helps us provide services and programs that improve and build a thriving community.

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Community Donor Spotlight: Margaret & Ben Gong

"For over 23 years, we have been fortunate to be part of the Los Altos and Mountain View communities. When deciding where to raise our two girls, we consciously chose an area where there was diversity, both culturally and economically. Our neighborhood schools did a wonderful job of embracing differences and teaching empathy. Being part of this community has helped us become more compassionate and recognize our community responsibilities, which is why we give to Los Altos Community Foundation. Through LACF, we support the MVLA Scholars program which provides scholarships to first-generation students from Los Altos and Mountain View High Schools so that they can attend college. As mentors, we see firsthand the positive impact that attending college has made on their lives."

"Wherever your heart is in regard to giving, LACF supports a program that makes our local community stronger."

Smart Giving Through LACF

As a community foundation we offer many personalized, convenient and tax-effective ways to give back to the community, address local needs, and improve its quality of life.

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DAF

Open a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) to simplify your charitable giving and get an immediate tax deduction.

IRA

If you’re age 70 1/2+, donate up to $100,000 of your IRA Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) as a qualified charitable distribution.

Donor Advised Fund Owner Spotlight: Margo Felt & Family, LACF DAF Owner, Legacy Circle Member

“Los Altos is not just a place to live, it's a community where people care about each other. I opened a donor-advised fund through LACF to contribute to the local causes and nonprofits that mean the most to me and my family."

Your Gift…Your Legacy

As a community foundation we offer many personalized, convenient and tax-effective ways to give back to the community, address local needs, and improve its quality of life.

Leave a planned gift to help future generations by including LACF in your will, trust or estate plans.

Tell us that you’ve included LACF in your estate plans and you’ll automatically become a member of LACF’s Legacy Circle.

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LACF Community Highlights 2019 PDF

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