Our Impact

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Ever wondered how your support of LAMVCF translates into real change? From empowering individuals to building stronger communities, these data points tell the story of the impact you’re helping us create.

Thank you for your support to help make a meaningful impact in our communities.


2023 impact

Drive Community Action and Impact

$3.3M
AWARDED IN COMMUNITY GRANTS
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LAMVCF has two community grant cycles each year where local nonprofits are
awarded funding. We also support individual donor-advised and other fund
holders to make grants to the organizations of their choice. Learn more >


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designated community funds managed

Designated community funds are set up by individuals and organizations to support special initiatives or projects, and are managed by LAMVCF. These funds typically address specific local needs that enhance the overall quality of life in our community.
$336K
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DOLLARS DISTRIBUTED fROM MANAGED FUNDS

From the 33 funds managed by LAMVCF in 2023, we distributed $336,000 to organizations and projects in need. Interested in helping us grow our local community funds? Donate to a designated community fund now >

Strengthening the Local Nonprofit Ecosystem

$223K
awarded in Community Grants to 69 organizations
Community Grants Awarded by Impact Area:
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nonprofits incubated

83%

of these nonprofits are BIPOC-led

LAMVCF has offered a Nonprofit Incubator Program for over 20 years. What started as simply fiscally sponsoring organizations, has evolved to include more extensive administrative and back-end support, as well as a focus on supporting the growth of BIPoC and women leaders. Find out more >

Nonprofit Incubator Projects by Impact Area:

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Accelerating Civic Participation

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student leadership program graduates

LAMVCF’s Student Leadership Program (formerly known as E3 Youth Philanthropy Program) empowers local high schoolers to create positive change in their communities. Find out more >

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community leadership program graduates

Since 1995, the Community Leadership Program (formerly known as LEAD) has been a flagship civic leadership and community engagement program for Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View residents. Find out more >


200+
attended our Community Conversations
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We believe that every voice matters and that collective dialogue can lead to impactful solutions. In 2023, our Community Conversation topics included Youth Mental Health, Universal Basic Income, and the Future of Policing. Find out about upcoming conversations >


33 years
of impact

Since our founding in 1991, we’ve focused on creating a vibrant community through grants, scholarships, and social impact programs.

Drive Community Action and Impact

$37.6M
AWARDED IN COMMUNITY GRANTS
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DESIGNATED COMMUNITY funds MANAGED, including:

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  • #TogetherMV Fund, a partnership with the City of Mountain View, providing $1.1 million in support during Covid-19 to local residents and businesses across Mountain View
  • Los Altos Small Business Relief Fund, offering $250,000 for struggling local business owners.
  • Nonprofit Relief Fund, providing almost $400,000 to 24 local nonprofits
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Thanks to our partnership with Los
Altos Mountain View Community
Foundation through the #TogetherMV
initiative, we were able to quickly
provide a donation portal to collect
funds and bring critical rent relief and
small business funding to those who
needed it most."

MARGARET ABE-KOGA
Mayor of Mountain View (2020-21)

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historical homes relocated AND restored

The foundation was instrumental in the relocation and restoring of the Roy Lave Community House and Neutra House in Los Altos. The foundation also managed the donations for the relocation of the historic Immigrant House in Mountain View.

Roy Lave Community HouseNeutra HouseImmigrant House

Strengthening the Local Nonprofit Ecosystem

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nonprofits incubated

3
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nonprofits launched

Accelerating Civic Participation

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student leadership program graduates

Our student leadership program started in 2006 to empower local youth to create positive change in their communities. Since its inception, student participants have given out over $170,000 in local grants to nonprofits of their choosing.

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COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM GRADUATES

Since 1995, many of the 487 community leadership graduates have run for and/or been on city councils, school boards, commissions, or assumed nonprofit leadership roles.

Learn more about the foundation: