Los Altos Mountain View Community Foundation increases the capability of nonprofits and residents to create positive community change through grants, scholarships, and social impact programs.

In FY20, LAMV-CF, through its funds and programs, awarded $2.5 million in grants to organizations serving Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View and scholarships to 174 local students. These grants helped nonprofits tackle many community issues, including homelessness and food insecurity, mental health, and immigration issues – bringing hope to those affected both now and for the long term.

Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) | LAMV-CF Grantee & Nonprofit Relief Fund Recipient

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"I'm so grateful to the donors of LAMV-CF who have enabled CHAC to undertake an organizational transformation to provide telehealth mental health services. Our ability to provide our services during this pandemic is making a positive difference in the lives of so many in our community."
-- Marsha Deslauriers, Executive Director, CHAC



LAMV-CF's Social Impact Programs Empower Residents to Build a Stronger Community

As an active partner in supporting our local communities, LAMV-CF's social impact programs encourage residents to engage in civic engagement through leadership development and inspire others to address local needs and strengthen community by supporting emerging nonprofits. We empower the community to engage in the philanthropy that inspires them.

E3 Youth Philanthropy 



High school students learn and engage in the basic tenets of philanthropy and service. Through this experience, they learn empathy, values, nonprofit success factors, and grantmaking – all skills that will make them better leaders of tomorrow.


"I'm amazed by the nonprofits that exist in our community and how crucial they are to improving the lives of many individuals who are experiencing difficulties."
-- Parmida Pajouhesh, E3 Program Student



Emerging Nonprofits


Got a great idea for a nonprofit? LAMV-CF provides the resources and support to jumpstart social entrepreneurs so they can focus on their mission. Incubated nonprofits can address a community need while taking advantage of LAMV-CF's tax status, financial administration, marketing, mentoring, and other services. For a complete list of current organizations in our emerging nonprofits program click here.

“LAMV-CF’s support gives girls the opportunity to learn more about the community and help those in need by volunteering.”
-- Amanda Boschken, President, Together We Can