Los Altos Community Foundation appoints Eyre chief officer

“Joe Eyre has a unique combination of strategic and operational experience in both nonprofits and corporations and, along with his passion for community-building, that will play a key role in driving our programs forward,” said Roy Lave, executive director of the foundation. “We are developing next-generation programs that will further enhance the community, and we look forward to Joe’s leadership in helping us be successful.”

“The residents and business owners of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills have incredible passion and appreciation for our unique community,” said Eyre, a Los Altos resident since 1994. “As a member of the Los Altos Community Foundation, I believe I can help build on the strengths of our community, across generations and cultures.”

The Los Altos Community Foundation provides five primary services: grantmaking, program creation and operation, nonprofit incubation, donor-advised funds management and convening of the community to resolve issues across groups and organizations.

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Distributed $167,000 in grants to 24 local community organizations in the last year. Examples include:

Shaped by Water exhibit at Los Altos History Museum

Peninsula Bridge – promotes academic success of middle school students from under-resourced communities.

Operates unique non-profit incubation program. Two examples include:

Women-SV, supporting women in abusive relationships

Los Altos Forward, creator of First Fridays and Community Conversations

Supported nine innovative programs, including:

Leadership Development class (LEAD) – Three graduates now on city councils

MVLA Community Scholars provides college scholarships and mentoring for underserved youth who are first in their family to attend.

Managed more than 60 Donor Advised Funds containing over $5 million in assets.

The Foundation has distributed more than $10 million of donor advised funds to the community over the last 20 years while providing tax and management benefits to funds’ owners.

Continued to “Convene the Community”.

The Foundation organized the Los Altos Mountain View Community Roundtable created a single scholarship application for all local service clubs and non-profits, replacing numerous individual ones that each student needed to fill out.

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