Los Altos Town Crier
December 4, 2019
By Los Altos Town Crier Staff - Special to the Town Crier

Los Altos Community Foundation recently awarded $58,000 in grants to 16 local nonprofit organizations and programs that address the needs and improve the quality of life for seniors, youth and vulnerable populations in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View.

The grants enable Animal Assisted Happiness to bring its Mobile Barnyard to special-education students in Los Altos and Mountain View schools, GreenTown Los Altos to fund its “Plant 500 Trees” initiative and the Healthier Kids Foundation to provide vision screening and glasses to local preschoolers and elementary school children. 

“LACF’s community grants help local nonprofits tackle community issues and bring hope to local residents both now and for the long term,” said Joe Eyre, executive director of LACF. “We would also like to thank LACF’s Donor Advised Fund owners who provided a number of supplementary grants to these organizations for an even greater impact.”

LACF’s fall nonprofit grant recipients and their projects also include:

• Bring Me A Book Foundation, for its Book Buddies and Family Book Cubby Workshops that teach reading to low-income preschoolers and their families.

• Community School of Music & Arts, to support the 100th anniversary celebration and tribute concert for jazz legend Charlie Parker.

• Day Worker Center of Mountain View, to match local workers with Los Altos and Los Altos Hills employers.

• Friends of Deer Hollow Farm, for its Animal Fund and capital improvements.

• Friends of the Library of Los Altos, to provide funding to expand its Books4Schools program.

• JustREAD, to support its remedial tutoring for struggling students in Mountain View.

• Kara, to launch its culturally relevant Spanish Language Grief Support Program for individuals and families.

• Los Altos Hacks, to cover operating expenses and free admission for students to its upcoming two-day hackathon.

• Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, to provide medication for at-risk students who rely on the Teen Health Van at Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District schools.

• MVLA Scholars, to provide scholarships for low-income, high-potential students from the MVLA district, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college.

• Reading Partners Silicon Valley, to increase children’s reading proficiency through one-on-one, volunteer-led literacy tutoring at Castro Elementary School.

• The Health Trust, to deliver groceries, meals and wellness checks to low-income seniors and disabled adults.

• YMCA of Silicon Valley, to positively improve youth social-emotional development through Project Cornerstone school partnerships in the Los Altos community.

For more information, visit losaltoscf.org.

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