Community Grants

Applications for the Fall (FY21) cycle of LACF’s Community Grants are now closed.


Los Altos Community Foundation’s Community Grants Program supports nonprofit groups and activities that directly serve the residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View. From July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020, LACF gave $196,000 in grants to 43 organizations. Grants generally range from $1,000 to $5,000.

  • LACF’s Community Grants fund new or existing services and initiatives through general operating support or program-specific grants.
  • We accept grant proposals only for charitable, educational, or community-building purposes, primarily from tax-exempt, charitable organizations.
  • Grants are generally not made to governmental, religious, political, or for-profit organizations nor to individuals for personal benefit.
  • LACF is committed to supporting both minority and women-led organizations and encourages them to apply.


For time-critical, unforeseen opportunities or for grant requests of $1,000 or less, contact LACF directly at In these situations, we may be able to respond outside of our normal grantmaking cycles.

Recent Grants

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