Recent Grants

In FY18, Los Altos Community Foundation granted over $1.1 million dollars to local nonprofits, programs, schools, and public-benefit causes through its Community Grants.


CG” represents grants given by LACF’s Grantmaking committee. This committee is made up of community members and awards grants two times a year. These grants are funded in partnership with the David and Lucille Packard Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation.

E3” represents grants given by LACF’s E3 Youth Philanthropy Program. For students in 10th-12th grades, E3 teaches community service, leadership, and grantmaking. The program solicits grant applications and awards approximately $10,000 in grants each Spring.


Organization FY18 CG FY18 Staff FY18 E3
Adolescent Counseling Services Y Y
Assistance League of Los Altos Y
Bay Area Furniture Bank Y
Block Action Team program Y
Caminar Y
Center for Age-Friendly Excellence Y
Child Advocates of Cilicon Valley Inc Y
City of Los Altos Y
Community School of Music & Arts Y
Community Services Agency Y Y
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Y
E3 Youth Philanthropy Program Y
El Camino YMCA Y
Elevate Tutoring Y
Family Engagement Institute Y
Festival of Lights Parade Association Y Y
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Y
Grassroots Ecology Y
GreenTown Los Altos Y
Healthier Kids Foundation Y
Hope’s Corner, Inc. Y Y
House2Home Connection Y
Living Classroom Y
Los Altos Dispute Resolution Services Y
Los Altos Forward Y
Los Altos First Friday Y
Los Altos Hacks Y
Los Altos History Museum Y
Los Altos Stage Company Y
Los Altos Village Association Y
Marine Science Institute Y
Mayview Community Health Center Y
Mentor Tutor Connection Y Y
Morning Forum of Los Altos, Inc. Y
MVLA Scholars Y
Neutra House Y
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Y
Parents Helping Parents Y
Peninsula Bridge Y
Peninsula Symphony Y
Reading Partners Y
Senior Inclusion and Participation Project (SIPP) Y
Westwind 4-H Riding for the Handicapped Y
WomenSV Y
Ye Olde Towne Band Y
YMCA of Silicon Valley/Project Cornerstone Y
YMCA of Silicon Valley-El Camino Branch Y