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E3 Youth Bring Holiday Cheer to Kids in Custody

E3 Youth Bring Holiday Cheer to Kids in Custody It all began with a phone call to Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF). Carol Rhoads, a Santa Clara County Juvenile Justice Commissioner, reached out to Judy Crates, Director of E3 Youth Philanthropy, an LACF program. E3 offers local high school youth the opportunity to learn...

Start a Tradition of Family Giving

Does your family have a philanthropic mindset? It’s never too early, or too late, to demonstrate how even small gifts of time or money can make a big difference. Even young children who are beginning to develop compassion can participate in conversations about helping others (hint: animal-related causes are usually a big hit!). School-aged...

Celebrating Local Giving

Times of prolonged crisis bring much pain and suffering to many. They also showcase heroic acts of resiliency, empathy, and caring. Without a doubt, we’re experiencing, as Charles Dickens so aptly described in his novel “A Tale of Two Cities,” both the Best of Times and Worst of Times. Over the past months of...

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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