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LACF accepting grant applications

The Los Altos Community Foundation is accepting grant applications through Sept. 23.

The foundation’s Community Grants Program supports nonprofit organizations and activities that directly serve Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and surrounding areas.

Grants are awarded for events, programs, projects and activities that meet one or more of the following objectives.

• Support local philanthropy.

• Address unmet community needs through a new program or project.

• Serve vulnerable populations.

• Enhance the quality of life in the community.

• Create or preserve community assets.

• Encourage citizen involvement and/or communication in the community.

• Promote local volunteerism.

Community Grants facilitate new and emerging philanthropy as well as providing operational grants to established local organizations. Examples of recent grants for new projects and programs include:

• Block Action Team: Start-up funding to organize neighborhoods in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, prevent crime and build community.

• Los Altos Stage Company: Support for an inaugural joint show with Los Altos Youth Theatre, including adult actors providing coaching for young thespians.

• CarbDM: Start-up funding for a program developed by local residents to support families with Type II diabetes.

• Hidden Villa: Funding for a program to provide fresh fruit and vegetables to the Community Services Agency.

• San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: Support for “Project Los Altos.”

• Sky’s the Limit Fund: Support for the creation of an informational web portal for families in crisis because of drug abuse.

“LACF is proud of how its grants have positively benefited the social, environmental and economic aspects of our community,” said Joe Eyre, foundation executive director.

The foundation has granted more than $1.3 million since its founding in 1991. Beginning in 2007, the foundation began a regranting program for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. This year, the Packard Foundation provided $200,000 to the Los Altos Community Foundation for local regranting.

For more information, call 949-5908 or visit losaltoscf.org.

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