Los Altos Community Foundation recently awarded $220,000 in grants to 51 local nonprofit organizations and programs based in or serving the communities of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View. The grants represent the most organizations supported and funds provided in a single grant cycle since LACF’s founding in 1991.
LACF provided ongoing unrestricted operating or project support to its nonprofit partners through its Community Grants program. Its 2021 Nonprofit Recovery Fund – a special fund created in response to an unprecedented rise in applications during LACF’s most recent spring grants cycle – provided additional funding as organizations moved into the recovery phase of the pandemic.
“I’m so grateful that our communities stepped up to help LACF support our local nonprofits through our grants and strategic collaborations,“ said Adin Miller, LACF’s executive director. “Together, we are positioning our local nonprofits to re-emerge successfully from the pandemic and make an impact in our communities moving forward.”
Organizations and projects awarded grants demonstrated impact in the areas of community vitality, education, employment equity/readiness, environment, disability services, food insecurity, health and safety, and mental health.
The grants support programs and initiatives such as the Bay Area Furniture Bank’s furniture program for chronically homeless seniors moving into stable housing, Jeremiah’s Promise’s coaching program for youth in transition and technology support for the Mountain View Spanish Civic Leadership Academy’s community-based leadership program.
“Thanks to LACF for believing in and supporting our mission of promoting dignity and stability for families and individuals transferring from homeless situations,” said Ray Piontek, executive director of the Bay Area Furniture Bank. “LACF was the first major contributor to provide us with startup funds five years ago and has proven to be our most loyal supporter ever since.”
For a complete list of LACF’s 2021 spring grant recipients, visit losaltoscf.org/recent-grants.
For more information on LACF grants, visit losaltoscf.org/grants.