Recent and Past Grants

Los Altos Community Foundation has granted over $1.3 million dollars to local non-profits, 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 three 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 in Philanthropy program. For students in 8th-12th grades, E3 teaches community service, leadership, and grantmaking. The program solicits grant applications and awards approximately $10,000 in grants each Spring.


Organization FY17 CG FY17 E3
Adolescent Counseling Services Y
Animal Assisted Happiness Y Y
Bay Area Furniture Bank Y
Bring Me A Book Foundation Y
Bullis Boosters Summer Bridge Camp Y
CAFE – Senior Inclusion and Participation Project (SIPP) Y
Canopy Y
Cantabile Youth Singers Y
Community School of Music & Arts (CSMA) Y
Community Services Agency Y
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Y
E3 Youth Philanthropy Program Y
Empoder Y
EqOpTech Inc. Y
Family & Children Services Y
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Y
Grassroots Ecology Y
Grateful Garment Project Y
GreenTown Los Altos Y
Healthier Kids Foundation Y
Hope’s Corner Inc. Y Y
Los Altos Dispute Resolution Services Y
Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade Y
Los Altos Hacks Y
Los Altos History Museum Y
Los Altos Stage Company Y
Marine Science Institute Y
Mentor Tutor Connection Y
MVLA Scholars Y
National Alliance on Mental Illness Santa Clara County Y
Neutra House Y
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Y
Parents Helping Parents Y
Pathways Home Health & Hospice Y
Peninsula Bridge Y
Peninsula Symphony Y
Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra Y
Village Harvest Y
Westwind 4-H Riding for the Handicapped Y
YMCA of Silicon Valley – Project Cornerstone Y