Los Altos Community Foundation

Los Altos Community Foundation

183 Hillview Ave.
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 949-5908 ext. 1
Website: www.losaltoscf.org

Joe Eyre
Executive Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1991
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1997
Number of sponsored projects: 12

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Our fees range from 1% to 10%, depending on the services offered. For groups that have employees or receive grants, the higher fee applies. We tend to fiscally sponsor projects that are focussed on the communities we serve.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Geographic
  • Type of service
  • Has an advisory group
  • Minimum budget

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Festivals and events
  • Health/nutrition
  • Social services
  • Youth development

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Human resource management
  • Insurance
  • Legal services
  • Organizational development
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Tax reporting

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model A, Direct Project
  • Model B, Independent Contractor Project
  • Model E, Supporting Organization

Organization description:
The foundation’s mission is building community through programs, fiscal sponsorships, a grants program, and managing philanthropic funds for individuals, families and organizations.