The Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF) works to strengthen the community by stimulating local philanthropy and civic engagement in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View.

This grant supports LACF’s Community Grants Program, which strengthens local arts and culture, community building, the environment, health, seniors, and youth and education organizations. This grant also provides support to LACF as the fiscal sponsor for the MVLA Scholars Program. The MVLA Scholars Program provides renewable college scholarships and mentoring for local, low-income, high-potential students. Funding supports the education of one or more students in the Mountain View Los Altos High School District at either a local community college or a four-year college. In addition, scholars are also paired with a personal mentor to provide counsel on course selection, time and budget management, and career-building skills and opportunities.