About Our Grantmaking

As a local grantmaker, LAMVCF primarily aligns its local funding with nonprofits and public entities based in – or directly serving – the communities of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View. We also work with our donors and donor-advised fund holders on giving opportunities in the greater Bay Area, the state, and beyond.

Funding for our Community Grants and E3 Youth Philanthropy programs comes from our local funding partners and donors. The MVLA Scholars program directly raises its funding from local donors.

In the calendar year 2022, LAMVCF distributed over $220,000 to 58 organizations through our Community Grants Program.

Our focus area for spring 2023 is Mental Health Needs for Youth and Young Adults. To add your organization to the notification list, please email




Previous Grant Recipients

Organization Spring 2022 Fall 2022
AnewVista Community Services $4,000  
Animal Assisted Happiness   $2,000
Arts Los Altos   $2,000
Asian Women Empowered (website TBA)   $1,000
Assistance League of Los Altos   $2,250
Bay Area Furniture Bank $7,000 $3,000
Bay Area Housing Corporation $7,500  
Cancer CAREpoint $5,000  
Canopy   $2,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley   $1,250
Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)   $3,000
Community School of Music & Arts (CSMA)   $3,000
Community Services Agency (CSA) $21,200 $3,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View $5,000 $3,000
Family Engagement Institute   $3,000
FreeFlight Club   $1,500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm   $2,000
Greentown Los Altos   $3,000
Healthier Kids Foundation   $3,000
Hope’s Corner Inc. $8,500 $3,000
Jasper Ridge Farm   $2,000
Justice Vanguard Non-Profit   $3,000
Kara $4,000  
Living Classroom   $3,000
Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade Fund   $3,000
Los Altos History Museum   $3,000
Los Altos Stage Company   $3,000
Mayview/Ravenswood Community Health   $3,000
Mentor-Tutor Connection   $3,000
Momentum for Health $5,000 $3,000
Mountain View Public Safety Foundation $5,000 $1,500
MVLA Scholars   $3,000
My Digital TAT2   $3,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence   $3,000
Order of Malta $2,500  
Pacific Hearing Connection   $3,000
Pink Ribbon Girls $5,000  
Parents Helping Parents   $3,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre   $1,000
Positive Alternative Recreation Teambuilding Impact   $1,500
Reach Potential Movement   $3,000
Science is Elementary   $1,500
Senior Inclusion and Participation Project (SIPP) $5,000  
Silicon Valley Education Foundation   $2,500
Soil&Water Garden   $1,500
Steam Team   $1,500
Tahirih Justice Center   $1,000
Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO) $5,000  
The Morning Forum of Los Altos $2,500  
The Pear Theatre   $1,500
Trust for Hidden Villa $5,000 $3,000
Village Harvest   $3,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired $4,800 $2,250
WomenSV   $3,000
YMCA of Silicon Valley/Swim Safety   $3,000
YMCA of Silicon Valley/ Project Cornerstone   $2,500
Youth Community Service (YCS)   $2,750

LAMV-CF’s Community Grants program is operated in partnership with the David and Lucille Packard and Heising-Simons Foundations.

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