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.


In fiscal year 2023, LAMVCF distributed over $218,000 to 59 organizations through our Community Grants Program.

Our focus area for fall 2023 is general operating support for organizations with impact in Mountain View, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills.

Our focus area for spring 2023 was Mental Health Needs for Youth and Young Adults.

To add your organization to the notification list, please email grants@lamvcf.org

Previous Grant Recipients

OrganizationFall 2022Spring 2023
Animal Assisted Happiness$2,000$2,000
Arts Los Altos$2,000
Asian Women Empowered$1,000
Assistance League of Los Altos$2,250
Bay Area Friendship Circle$3,750
Bay Area Furniture Bank$3,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley$1,250$1,500
Community Conflict Resolution Services$2,800
Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)$3,000$15,000
Community School of Music & Arts (CSMA)$3,000
Community Services Agency (CSA)$3,000
Counseling & Support Services for Youth (CASSY)$5,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View$3,000
Eating Disorders Resource Center$2,000
Family Engagement Institute$3,000
Foothill-De Anza Foundation$5,000
FreeFlight Club$1,500$2,500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm$2,000
Greentown Los Altos$3,000
Healthier Kids Foundation$3,000
Hope’s Corner Inc.$3,000
Jasper Ridge Farm$2,000$3,500
Justice At Last$2,250
Justice Vanguard Non-Profit$3,000$5,000
Karat School Project$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$10,000
Momentum for Health$3,000
Mountain View Public Safety Foundation$1,500
MVLA Scholars$3,000
My Digital TAT2$3,000$7,200
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence$3,000
Pacific Hearing Connection$3,000
Palo Alto University$5,000
Parents Helping Parents$3,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre$1,000
Positive Alternative Recreation Teambuilding Impact (PARTI)$1,500
Reach SV (Reach Potential Movement)$3,000
Science is Elementary$1,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation$2,500
Steam Team$1,500
Tahirih Justice Center$1,000
The Pear Theatre$1,500
Trust for Hidden Villa$3,000$5,000
Village Harvest$3,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired$2,250
Westwind Riding Institute$2,500
YMCA of Silicon Valley/Project Cornerstone$3,000
YMCA of Silicon Valley/Swim Safety$2,500
Youth Community Service (YCS)$2,750$10,000
Youth Drama For All$1,000

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