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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...

2019 LACF Donor Appreciation Evening

2019 LACF Donor Appreciation Evening

It was a festive celebration on December 5th, as LACF celebrated our donors at our 2019 Donor Appreciation Evening. Special thanks to the Los Altos History Museum for allowing us to use their beautiful facilities. And to our event sponsor, Boston Private, in-kind donor, Chef Chu’s, and our annual sponsors WealthArchitects, Cal Water, and...

LACF Awards $58,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

Los Altos Community Foundation recently announced that it had awarded $58,000 in grants to 16 local nonprofits and programs. These groups address the needs and improve the quality of life for seniors, youth, and vulnerable populations in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View. The grants support nonprofit programs such as: Animal Assisted...

2019 LACF Brunch

Thanks to all who attended the 28th Annual LACF Brunch. Special thanks to Kriss Deiglmeier, CEO, Tides, for her inspiring talk on philanthropic approaches and build coalitions. To Jan McDaniel, Compassion Week Los Altos team leader, for sharing the positive impact of our collaboration and partnership. 2019 LACF Brunch Photos  ...

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