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Engagement in Mountain View Policing Meeting

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Virtual Community Meeting Registration link: MountainView.gov/1118REI From July through October, an Ad-Hoc HRC Subcommittee on Community-Police Relations worked with community engagement facilitators from Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (PCRC) to gather stories from and foster dialog among community members about their experience interacting with the Mountain View police. ...

Community Conversations Webinar Video

In our first Community Conversations webinar, LACF Executive Director, Adin Miller, recapped our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and provided a preview on how current events will inform our approach and support of the community moving forward. To learn more about LACF’s response and future direction, read this article from the Los Altos Town...

Working Together for Greater Local Good

So much of what philanthropy has done over the past few months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic was long overdue (also long overdue but perhaps not as clearly seen yet is the sector’s response to address inequities and structural racism – that’s a subject for a future post). In a matter of a...

To Listen, Not Just Hear, and to Take Action

Words have often escaped me over the past week. I have seethed in anger and cried silently. I have watched the anguish of people in communities across the US and the world. I have read essays, opinion columns, and social media posts. I have learned from the words written and spoken by friends and...

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A Bit of Good News in Uncertain Times

A Bit of Good News in Uncertain Times It’s hard to believe that it’s been four weeks since my team and I suspended our ‘normal’ work and shifted into responding to the emerging local crisis brought on by the coronavirus. Within a few days, we: Reached out to several nonprofits already responding to and...

Looking Beyond Green Lawns

A few days after I began working at Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF), a friend from North Carolina emailed me to offer congratulations on my new role. Then, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, he proceeded to let me know he’d visited the communities we support before and questioned our real need for local philanthropy. In his dry...

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LACF Welcomes New Executive Director, Adin Miller

Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF) is pleased to announce that Adin C. Miller has been appointed as its new executive director. Miller succeeds Joe Eyre, who is retiring after six years leading the Foundation. His official start date is January 27, 2020. Miller brings nearly 25 years of proven experience in leading nonprofit organizations...

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