LAMV-CF Funds and Programs

The following funds support LAMV-CF, its programs, and local nonprofits.

In addition to donating online below, you can:
  • Send contributions by check to Los Altos Community Foundation, 183 Hillview Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022. Make checks out to LACF and write in the memo line the name of the program or fund to which you are donating.
  • Donate stock using the LACF's stock donation form

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

Donate To A Fund

Fund Name   Description
LACF Funds
LACF Community Impact Fund Donate

The LACF Community Impact Fund provides annual support that enables the Foundation to strengthen the community and address its needs through its grants, programs, and services. You can learn more at losaltoscf.org

We will add your email address to LACF's Mailing list. We send only one or two emails a month.

LACF Programs and Projects
E3 Youth Philanthropy Donate

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 on their world right now. Web site is losaltoscf.org/E3
LEAD Donate

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 Forward-Placemaking Donate 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 Prepare and Block Action Teams Donate

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 losaltosbat.org
Senior Inclusion and Participation Project (SIPP) Donate The Senior Inclusion and Participation Project (SIPP) addresses social isolation and loneliness among older adults through an innovative, community-based approach. SIPP collaborates with local organizations and faith communities to identify, reach, and engage isolated seniors in intergenerational community events. Through providing opportunities to actively connect with others, SIPP improves both health and psychological well-being. Your generous donation will help expand the project and reach more seniors!
Board Directed Funds
LACF Community Endowment Fund Donate

The LACF Community Endowment is for addressing long-term community needs and quality of life. The endowment provides a resource for funding initiatives, grants, and programs that strengthen the community and make it better for future generations. Those contributing to the endowment, today or through a legacy gift, will be remembered forever.
Designated Funds
Changemaker Initiative Fund Donate
Compassion Week Fund Donate Compassion Week Los Altos brings residents together for community building by creating hands-on volunteer opportunities that focus on local and global needs. In partnership with LACF and several local faith communities, they encourage individuals and families to volunteer. Nonprofit organizations supported through Compassion Week focus on hunger, homelessness, education, environment, veterans, and immigration. For more information, visit compassionweeklosaltos.org.
Friends of Historic Redwood Grove Fund Donate 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 Donate 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 Donate This fund helps single women with cancer living in Los Altos and the South Bay Area pay for complementary treatments that provide comfort and support.
Los Altos Amateur Radio Disaster Preparedness Fund Donate 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 Donate 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 Donate

Contributions to this fund help support LAVA's downtown beautification and community benefit activities.

Neutra House Capital Fund Donate

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
Scholarship Funds
Colin Rudolph Memorial Fund Donate

Colin was a very proud Menlo-Atherton High School Football player, 1984-1987. His success on the field at MA took him to the football field of the University of Michigan to play under Bo Schembechler. Colin was passionate about all things football, especially coaching local high school teams. Coaching high school kids, teaching them plays he learned at Michigan, and watching plays unfold on the field was a highlight of his life.

Donations to this fund will go to an annual scholarship awarded to a Menlo-Atherton graduating senior football player. The football player doesn't need to play football in college, but be someone who is at the heart of the team.

Donor Advised
Bayer Family Foundation Donate

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 Donate 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.
Karen Campi Foundation Donate The Karen Campi Foundation continues Karen's mission of making a difference in the lives of others. Initially, all donations will be used to fund non-profit organizations that are focused on continuing her life's work. In the long term, we plan to grow the foundation to to ensure sustained, direct impact on these important issues.
Michael Lobrovich Fund Donate

The Michael Lobrovich Foundation

In honor of Mike’s life, we have started The Michael Lobrovich Foundation, which will be used only for the causes we know he would have wanted us to support. Two programs we have initially chosen to contribute to are The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation that enriches the lives of children with special needs through the sport of fishing. We will also be providing funding for the support of local animal shelters. Rest assured that we know what Mike supported while he was with us and we will continue to pursue his interests through this foundation.

To find out more, see https://michaellobrovich.org

Sereno 1% For Good Charitable Foundation Donate
 
In an effort to support the best of our community, Sereno has pledged to give 1% of our gross commissions to our 1% For Good Charitable Foundation which provides grants to community-minded organizations committed to making a positive difference in the communities we serve.
 
Since 2012, Sereno's agent driven 1% For Good initiative has been able to contribute $3 million to over 201 nonprofits throughout Silicon Valley and the Santa Cruz coastal communities.
Sereno 1% For Good Climate and Culture Fund Donate

We believe the Arts and culture have always been a part of important movements for change, and environmental sustainability is no exception. That’s why we support organizations like Gardensmiths, GreenTown Los Altos, and College of Adaptive Arts.
Sereno 1% For Good Community Impact Fund - Burlingame Donate
Sereno 1% For Good Community Impact Fund - East Bay Donate
Sereno 1% For Good Community Impact Fund - Los Altos Donate
Sereno 1% For Good Community Impact Fund - Los Gatos Donate
Sereno 1% For Good Community Impact Fund - Palo Alto Donate
Sereno 1% For Good Community Impact Fund - San Carlos Donate
Sereno 1% For Good Community Impact Fund - Santa Cruz Donate
Sereno 1% For Good Community Impact Fund - Sierra Foothills Donate
Sereno 1% For Good Community Impact Fund - Willow Glen Donate
Sereno 1% For Good - Covid-19 Relief Fund/Disaster Fund Donate

We believe during the toughest of times it’s our responsibility to step up and support the most vulnerable. That’s why we support organizations on the frontlines like Second Harvest, Santa Cruz Community Health, and SOS Meals on Wheels.

Sereno 1% For Good - Equity & Access Fund Donate

We believe everyone should have equal access to economic opportunity, education, healthcare, and voting rights. That’s why we support organizations like African American Community Service Agency, Fresh Lifelines For Youth, and San Jose Peace and Justice Center.

Town Crier Holiday Fund Donate

The Town Crier Holiday Fund is an advised fund at Los Altos Community Foundation and supports 16 local nonprofits which in most cases do not have extensive traditional funding, but are touching the real needs of families and children. The Los Altos Town Crier and Los Altos Community Foundation cover all administrative and promotion expenses so that 100% of all money raised goes to programs for the needy. All gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Fiscally Sponsored Programs
Appetite For Good Donate Helping Restaurants, Helping Food Insecure Families. Together, we will make it through the pandemic.
Center for Age Friendly Excellence (CAFE) Fund Donate

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
Community Women's Chorus Donate

Community Women’s Chorus is an ensemble of dedicated singers who are devoted to performing uplifting choral music to those in senior living facilities and memory care centers. We perform at facilities in Los Altos, Mountain View, Cupertino, Palo Alto, and Menlo Park.
Fondo de Solidaridad de Mountain View / Mountain View Solidarity Fund Donate

Fondo de Solidaridad de Mountain View / MV Solidarity Fund is an all-volunteer, multi-racial and cross-class collaboration led by working-class Latina immigrants in Mountain View to support working-class Latino families in Mountain View.

GreenTown Los Altos Fund Donate

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/
Listos Mountain View Donate

To maintain and strengthen our community by providing our immigrant families with preparedness support and connections to reputable and reliable resources so they feel safe, empowered, and valued.
Los Altos Forward-First Friday Donate
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
MVLA Scholars Fund Donate

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
Resilient Los Altos Donate
Soil and Water Fund Donate 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
Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO) Donate

The Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO), is an intergenerational gathering of musicians of all skill levels who like to play classical music for the simple joy of making music together. Monthly reading sessions are augmented with occasional performance opportunities and other educational events. More information at www.tacosv.org
Together We Can Donate

Other Funds