los altos community foundation
The Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF) is one of more than 650 Community Foundations in the United States. It is a charitable organization recognized by the IRS as a special class of foundation, which offers significant tax benefits to donors who use it as a vehicle for their charitable giving. LACF provides a means whereby community members may make donations to any charities of their choice as well as to LACF's programs. Additionally, the Foundation supports the community by making grants for local programs, building an endowment for the future, and managing philanthropic funding for other organizations and individuals. www.losaltoscf.org
los altos chamber of commerce
The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1951 and has been serving the communities of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills for over 60 years. The mission of the Chamber is to encourage and promote business and to stimulate a vibrant local economy. The Chamber's activities, programs and services are focused on the following four core functions of the organization:
- Creating a strong local economy
- Promoting Los Altos/Los Altos Hills
- Representing the interests of business to government
- Providing networking and marketing opportunities and referrals
message from roy lave
Founder and Executive Director
Los Altos Community Foundation
Good corporate citizenship and social responsibility are hallmarks of well-balanced businesses. We laud the owners of the Courtyard by Marriott for setting up the Cares and Shares program to help our community advance the education experience for young children. Their ongoing commitment to funding the provision of technology in our schools through community use of their hospitality services is both altruistic and inventive.
The Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF) was founded in 1991 on John W. Gardner's vision of building community through shared values, communication, participation and leadership. Our Foundation supports a variety of programs funded through charitable contributions and bequests from individuals, families and businesses and other non-profits, targeted for funding local community programs in the greater Los Altos area.
message from david bergman
2012 Chairman, Board of Directors Los Altos Chamber of Commerce
Becoming a member of the Chamber is a great business decision that gives you a competitive edge in the business community, and the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to building and strengthening the communities of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills and keeping it the best place to live, work and conduct business.
We strive to promote a healthy and active economy while protecting and advancing the interests of our members and the community as a whole. The Chamber works with businesses, citizens, government and educational entities to provide a positive, vibrant business environment and keep the quality of life in Los Altos equal to none.
The many initiatives of the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce include education improvement, economic development and positive collaboration with government. Our committees work diligently to establish and maintain relationships with the local, state and federal government entities. These committees are an important part of the organization and we encourage you to get involved to help make a difference.
Thanks to the Courtyard by Marriott, any new member of the Chamber of Commerce will receive a free weekend stay at this well-appointed accommodation on El Camino Real. Our existing members can participate too by booking friends, guests and business associates into the Courtyard by Marriott on the weekends and holidays. For every night you book, Courtyard by Marriott will donate $30 in your name to a fund managed by the Los Altos Community Foundation. A goal of $50,000 has been set to provide new computers to elementary schools in our district.