The Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF) announced it has awarded $80,000 in grants to 18 nonprofit organizations in Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. Services funded by the grants include providing social and emotional education to fifth graders and resources to the unhoused and housing insecure in the three municipalities.
Founded in 1991, the LACF seeks to provide residents with the opportunity to give back to its community through philanthropy. In the two grant cycles last year, the LACF gave out $1.1 million to more than 72 organizations, including scholarship funds for 148 students, according to their website.
The Mountain View Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) is one such recipient, and the awarded funds are allocated for a pilot social-emotional learning (SEL) program for fifth graders.
Funding for the organization comes from private donors as well as the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation.
Joe Eyre, Executive Director of the LACF, says that grantee organizations are selected because of their mission and reach, and will ultimately, "make (the) community strong."
For a full list of the grantees, go to losaltoscf.org/GrantMaking