Who We Are

The Mountain View-Los Altos High School Foundation is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit 501(c)3 corporation. Its board of directors raises funds to invest in programs that empower all students to thrive and succeed in Mountain View and Los Altos High Schools. Donations are tax deductible (Tax ID 94-2848246).

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2015 Back-to-school Video ›


Short Subject Videos>
 - PSAT Overview
 - Tutorial Centers
 - Class Size Reduction
 - College and Career Centers
 - Learning in the Cloud


Parent Education Speaker Series

We co-sponsor a Parent Education Speaker Series. View the exciting line-up of speakers

Our District Schools

Go to the District website for information about our schools:

MVLA District Website

MVLA District Facts

MVLA College Map 2015 Graduates


Innovative Learning Grants
for Teachers

The MVLA Foundation kicked-off a new Innovative Learning Grants program by awarding $75,000 to 21 projects submitted by district teachers. Successful recipients received notice of the award on October 15th. “These teachers demonstrated innovative teaching ideas and ways to create a unique learning experience for students,” according to Margaret Gong, Co-Executive Director of the Foundation.

The Innovative Learning Grants selection process was competitive and required the completion of an application submitted to the district’s Educational Services Associate Superintendent, Brigitte Sarraf. Awards were based on the project’s scaling potential, impact on student learning, and finally, effectiveness in challenging students to make connections and discover alternative problem solving solutions.

Ms. Sarraf stated, “These grants are intended to foster innovation while cultivating exciting new collaborations among students and teachers. The projects may also serve as pilot programs which, if successful, could become part of the curriculum in the future.”

“We want our schools to be incubators for progressive ideas that can be replicated in other schools and districts,” says District Superintendent Dr. Jeff Harding.

Grant recipients are required to submit a written evaluation of their project’s outcome within two weeks of completion of the project. The Foundation plans to hold an event in the spring which will showcase some of the projects.  Read about two projects which made the news!  Mountain View Hosts TEDx Event for Students and Things that go up and down: An Environmental Art Exhibit.   

For further information about what projects were funded, read this Town Crier article published November 18, 2015.



Your donation funds classroom cloud connectivity for all students. Starting in the 2015-16 school year, both Los Altos and Mountain View High Schools will have BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs fully implemented.  If you missed our March 31st Showcase event, watch this video of our students and teachers using digital devices and online resources in the classroom!

"Learning in the Cloud" will help all of our students gain needed 21st century skills so they hit the ground running in college and the work force. 

What People Say About the Foundation

"As a result of the foundation's investment in the College and Career Centers, more of our students are gaining admission into their first choice colleges."
- Dr. Jeff Harding, MVLA Superintendent

"The Foundation has allowed our high schools to maintain the best possible learning environment for all of our students... We would not be the schools that we are today without the support of the MVLA Foundation."
- Wynne Satterwhite, LAHS Principal

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