Giving and Funds

Please visit our donation page to give to your community through the Los Alamos Community Foundation.

Connecting our Community through Enduring Philanthropy

The Los Alamos Community Foundation is ready to help transform your passion for giving into charitable impact!

Contact us directly to discuss your interests in the community. It would be our pleasure to make a recommendation that will meet your philanthropic objectives. We look forward to providing you with the rewarding experience of bringing your charitable passions to life to benefit Los Alamos.

Which type of fund is right for you?

Designated Funds

Establishing a Designated Fund allows you to support the good work of a specific nonprofit organization. Because it’s given through your community foundation, your gift provides the organization you select not only funding but planned giving investment management services and the power of endowment.
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Field of Interest Funds

By establishing a Field of Interest Fund, you can target your gift to address needs in an important area of community life. Our board awards grants to community organizations and programs that are making a difference in the area you select. Your gift stays flexible enough to meet community needs in your interest area— even as those needs change over time.
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Donor Advised Funds

Opening a Donor Advised Fund allows you to make a gift to the Los Alamos Community Foundation, then remain actively involved in suggesting uses for your gift.
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Unrestricted Funds

When you establish an Unrestricted Fund, your gift addresses a broad range of local needs—including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made. Work with community leaders to evaluate all aspects of community well-being: arts and culture, economic development, education, environment, health and human services, neighborhood enhancement, and more. The flexibility of your unrestricted gift enables the LACF to respond to the community’s most pressing needs, today and tomorrow.
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"I am pleased to be able to utilize funds accrued through the years operating Buffalo Tours/Atomic City Tours, to create a fund for honoring and preserving the oft-overlooked Hispanic homestead heritage era (1880-1942) specific to the Pajarito Plateau. Those industrious folks are represented by only a few surviving cabins, hand-built roads, and other evidence of that time in history. Valuing and learning about an era that abruptly ended during WW II deepens our understanding of those who went before, and our connection to our northern New Mexico neighbors. It means a great deal to me to be able to provide some financial means in preserving this history through the creation of this endowment.”

-- Georgia Strickfaden