Who We Are

The Mountain View-Los Altos High School Foundation invests in programs that empower all students to thrive and succeed in Mountain View and Los Altos High Schools. Donations are tax deductible, as we are a nonprofit public benefit 501(c)3 corporation — Tax ID number 94-2848-246.

Co-Executive Directors ›
Board of Directors ›
2015-16 Annual Report
2016 Back-to-school Video ›
FAQs ›
Short Subject Videos ›
– PSAT Overview
– Tutorial Centers
– Class Size Reduction
– College and Career Centers
– Learning in the Cloud


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Our District Schools

Go to the District website for information about our schools:
MVLA District Website
MVLA District Facts
MVLA College Map 2016 Graduates

Best High School US News Gold 2013 CA Dept of Education Gold Ribbon Schools

Join us for Phonathon Fun!

The MVLA Foundation Phonathon is coming and we need volunteers to help! Join district superintendents, school board members, MVHS and LAHS principals, district teachers and staff, and other parents for some phoning and fun (dinner provided)!

We have a great story this year. In addition to all the wonderful programs we’ve been funding (academic enrichment, student support, cloud connectivity and college and career readiness) we’re also helping to expand the student wellness, innovative learning grants and AVID programs.

If you can help, click here to sign up online.

When: Tuesday & Wednesday, 9/20 & 9/21, 6-9pm
Where: Alain Pinel Realty, 167 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos
Why: Empower Our Students Today for Success Tomorrow!

If you can’t volunteer, you can still help by donating before 9/16 and SAVE OUR PARENTS A PHONE CALL. Thanks to a group of Leadership Circle families and realtors, all NEW and INCREASED donations received by 9/30 will be MATCHED up to $150,000! Help us make $150,000 turn into $300,000!

Freshman and New Parent Coffees

MVHS Freshman & New Parent Coffee
Thursday, September 8th at 8:15am
MVHS College and Career Center
Meet other freshman parents and participate in Q&A with Superintendent Jeff Harding and Principal Grissom as well as other staff.
Hosted by the MVLA High School Foundation
RSVP: mvhs_coffee.eventbrite.com
Handout: Top 10 Things Every MVHS Freshman Parent Should Know

LAHS Freshman & New Parent Coffee
Thursday, September 15th at 8:15am
LAHS Cafeteria
Meet other freshman parents and participate in Q&A with Superintendent Jeff Harding and Principal Satterwhite as well as other staff.
Hosted by the MVLA High School Foundation
RSVP: lahs_coffee.eventbrite.com
Handout: Top 10 Things Every LAHS Parent Should Know

NEW IN 2015-2016:

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.   READ MORE >

Participation matters.

Donate today!


News & Info

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

“On Naviance I could see what GPAs and test scores it took to get into to each college, and I created a list of schools realistic for me.”

– MVLA High School Foundation Student

“Smaller classe sizes enable teachers to spend more time with each student and better cater to multiple learning styles. We can build personal rapport and help our 9th grade students as they mature and adapt to the demands of high school.”

– MVLA High School District Teacher

“The Tutorial Center has really been my daughter’s lifeline in honors and AP chem. Thanks!”

– MVLA High School District Parent