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 2023, LAMVCF distributed over $223,000 to 69 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

OrganizationSpring 2023Fall 2023
Animal Assisted Happiness$2,000$2,250
Arts Los Altos$1,750
Asian Women Empowered$1,000
Assistance League of Los Altos$3,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle$3,750$2,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley$1,500
Community Conflict Resolution Services$2,800
Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)$15,000$3,000
Children’s Health Council (CHC)$1,500
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$1,000
Fondo de Solidaridad de Mountain View$3,000
Foothill-De Anza Foundation$5,000
FreeFlight Club$2,500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm$2,250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail$1,000
Greentown Los Altos$2,250
Hacker Dojo$1,250
Healthier Kids Foundation$2,000
Hope’s Corner Inc.$3,000
Jasper Ridge Farm$3,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California$2,000
Justice At Last$2,250$2,000
Justice Vanguard Non-Profit$5,000$3,000
Karat School Project$4,000
Living Classroom$3,000
Los Altos American Legion Charities$1,000
Los Altos History Museum$1,750
Los Altos Stage Company$3,000
Manzanita Works$1,500
Marine Science Institute$1,000
Mayview/Ravenswood Community Health$3,000
Mentor Tutor Connection$10,000$3,000
Mountain View Public Safety Foundation$2,000
MOVE Mountain View$3,500
MVLA Scholars$2,000
My Digital TAT2$7,200$2,250
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence$1,750
Pacific Skyline Council BSA$1,000
Palo Alto Players$1,000
Palo Alto University$5,000
Parents Helping Parents$1,500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association$1,750
Peninsula Youth Theatre$1,000
Positive Alternative Recreation Teambuilding Impact (PARTI)$1,500
Reach SV (Reach Potential Movement)$2,500
Santa Clara County FireSafe Council$1,000
Science is Elementary$2,000
Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO)$2,500
The Pear Theatre$2,000
The Startup Squad$1,000
Trust for Hidden Villa$5,000$3,000
The United Effort Organization$3,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired$2,250
Walden West Foundation$2,000
Westwind Riding Institute$2,500$2,250
YMCA of Silicon Valley/Project Cornerstone$1,750
YMCA of Silicon Valley/Swim Safety$2,000
Youth Community Service (YCS)$10,000$2,750
Youth Drama For All$1,000$2,000

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