LACF Funds

The following funds support LACF, its programs, and local nonprofits.

In addition to donating online, you can send contributions by check to Los Altos Community Foundation, 183 Hillview Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022. Our Tax Identification Number is 77-0273721. If you have questions, please contact us at (650) 949-5908 or email info@losaltoscf.org .

Thank you for your generosity in giving back to our community through LACF and its funds!

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Fund Name Description
LACF Community Impact Fund
LACF Community Impact Fund The LACF Community Impact Fund provides annual support that enables the Foundation to strengthen the community and address its needs through our grants, programs, and services. You can learn more at http://losaltoscf.org
LACF Managed Programs
E3 Youth in Philanthropy The E3 program educates, engages, and empowers local youth to create positive change in their local and global communities. Now in its ninth year, the E3 program has student participants from numerous different local junior high and high schools. Through a combination of service learning and grant-making actions, E3 members learn that empowered youth can create positive social change and have a significant impact in their world right now. Web site is losaltoscf.org/E3
LEAD The LEAD program enables participants to meet local leaders and learn about their organizations in the areas of education, healthcare, nonprofit sector, city government, and business in interactive conversations during class sessions held between January and May each year. Organizations, visions, and challenges are all discussed. Additional information at losaltoscf.org/lead
Los Altos Dispute Resolution Service (LADRS) Since 1995, LADRS has offered free mediation services to Los Altos and Los Altos Hills residents and businesses. The program provides clients with options of face-to-face meetings, telephone counseling or resource referrals aimed at resolving disputes in a non-adversarial supportive atmosphere. Find out more at losaltoscf.org/losaltosdispute
Los Altos Prepare and Block Action Teams The Los Altos PREPARE and Block Action Team program stimulates emergency preparedness in our community by engaging and working together with residents, HAM radio operators, CERT members, City and County emergency response agencies, businesses, and other stakeholders. Part of this includes the Los Altos Block Action Team program, which fosters neighborhood preparedness and teamwork. Find out more at losaltoscf.org/losaltosprepare and losaltosbat.org
Fiscally Sponsored Programs
Center for Age Friendly Excellence (CAFE) Fund The Center for Age-Friendly Excellence provides leadership for Age-Friendly Communities. The Center promotes intergenerational collaboration, best practices, program development, applied research and information dissemination to Los Altos and other local communities. Learn more at cfafe.org
GreenTown Los Altos Fund GreenTown Los Altos is a grassroots organization of volunteers in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills educating and inspiring the community to be more environmentally healthy and vibrant. Find out more at http://greentownlosaltos.org/
House2Home Connection
Los Altos Forward-First Friday The First Friday program promotes vibrancy and builds community in downtown Los Altos by organizing a free, fun, and family-oriented event on the First Friday of each month from 6-8pm. Find out more at losaltosfirstfriday.org
Los Altos Forward-Placemaking Los Altos Forward promotes best practices for a vibrant, community-oriented, and economically sound downtown. The program organizes educational events and activities that inform local residents, business owners, City officials, and City staff on considerations for improving the community. Web site is losaltosforward.org
Los Altos Forward-Sit & Share This program raises money for purchasing beautiful and relaxing furniture that is installed at various locations around downtown Los Altos. Examples of past furniture purchases are installed in front of the Chase Bank (Main and Third), Linden Tree books (State St.), and the Costume Bank (State St.).
MVLA Scholars Fund The MVLA Scholars program helps local, high potential, low-income students achieve their dreams of earning college degrees and attaining professional positions. The program provides scholarships, mentoring, and assists students in finding meaningful summer internships and permanent, post-graduation employment. More information is at mvlascholars.org
Service League of Boys (SLOBs) This program enables parents and their high-school aged sons to initiate and promote educational and charitable endeavors that foster community responsibility, as well as strengthen their parent-son relationship. More information is at mvlaslobs.org
Soil and Water Fund The goal of this program is to connect the Mountain View community through gardening. Participants have a shared interest in gardening, fresh food, and cooking. We believe strongly in building community where we live through shared garden space. More information at soilandwatergarden.org
Sustainovation Sustainovation is dedicated to inspiring environmentally and socially sustainable business practices. Through educational events, programs and initiatives, Sustainovation forms and inspires networks of innovators who share the belief that sustainable practices are essential to business success and the future of the world we share.
Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO) The Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO), is a regular gathering of people of all skill levels who like to play music for the simple joy of making music together. The program has grown from a small gathering to a class offered by the Los Altos Park and Recreation Department. More information at new.tacosv.com
Designated Funds
Alta Vista Fund This is for hardship relief for students at Alta Vista High. The principal makes decisions for its use.
Friends of Historic Redwood Grove Fund This fund is focused on raising money to renovate or replace the historic Halsey House in Los Altos' Redwood Grove park. More information at friendsofhistoricredwoodgrove.org
Hardy Jones Alta Vista Memorial Fund The Hardy Jones Alta Vista Memorial Fund was created to support the iron-like determination of Alta Vista High School students and staff to move ahead together in search of educational success and fulfillment. Jones' on-campus "Aztec Warrior" sculpture is a striking reminder and reinforcement of the strength of Alta Vista's campus culture. The Principal will make decisions as to the most impactful use of funds to directly support the educational, technical and creative development of Alta Vista students.
Joanne Byrne Fund This fund helps single women with cancer who live in Los Altos and the South Bay Area pay for complementary treatments that provide comfort and support.
Los Altos Amateur Radio Disaster Preparedness Fund This fund is raising money to purchase Ham radios to be used in the event of a disaster in Los Altos.
Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade Fund This fund supports the Festival of Lights parade, held every year on the Sunday after Thanksgiving in downtown Los Altos.
Los Altos Village Association Fund Contributions to this fund helped support LAVA's downtown beautification and community benefit activities.
Neutra House Capital Fund In 2007, LACF moved this historic building and converted it to be a conference and reception facility for the community. After completion of the effort, LACF gave the building to the City of Los Altos. This fund is raising money to repay the debt incurred during the restoration. More info can be found at http://www.neutrahouse.org
SPLASH fund for a Los Altos swimming pool The Los Altos Community Pool Foundation created the SPLASH fund so the community can contribute toward a public pool for Los Altos. Funds raised will be used to support features at a new pool that may not be included in a bond issue and/or to support swim programming at a new pool. Find out more at losaltoscommunitypool.org
Board Directed Funds
LACF Community Endowment Fund The LACF Community Endowment is for funding grants and initiatives that strengthen the community and address future community needs. Those contributing to the endowment will be remembered forever.
Roy Lave Fund for Youth & Community This fund was started in 2013 to honor Roy Lave, LACF's Founder and first Executive Director. It is currently a fund that is directed by LACF's Board of Directors and is used for local youth programs and initiatives helping the community.
Donor Advised
Bayer Family Foundation The Bayer Family Foundation provides financial support to local non-profits and community organizations that deliver community-based support services and education programs. The Bayer family remains active in recommending grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. "If one person can make a difference, just think what we can all do together"
Gail Wagner DeMayo Fund The Gail Wagner DeMayo Fund provides financial support to three organizations: The MVLA Scholars program which helps local, high potential, low-income students achieve their dreams of earning college degrees and attaining professional positions, Kara Grief Support, a local organization which provides free counseling to those grieving from a terminal illness or death of a loved one, and Achieve Kids, a local school which provides support for students who have developmental, emotional and behavioral challenges.
Other Funds
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