Loma Prieta Community Foundation

About LPCF

Strategic Intent of LPCF:

Pursue activities/projects that help build the community and facilitate community involvement

About LPCF:

The Loma Prieta Community Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation serving the Loma Prieta community in the Santa Cruz Mountains.   It was founded in 1983 as a non-profit foundation to provide the community support to raise the funds for the construction of the Loma Prieta Community Center.  After successfully raising $1,700,000, and completing the building, the foundation focused on many other improvements for the schools and community.  Our focus today is on our community.  We raise money to support local activities and improvements and sponsor and support organizations and events such as the 95033Free Swap Meet, the Fall Mountain Soccer League, and more.   Theater In the Mountains (TIM) and Building Blocks are programs of LPCF.

LPCF is a registered 501(c)(3) Tax ID 77-0001115

A visual representation about LPCF can be found here:  LPCF Poster Board

What we have accomplished

Over the years, LPCF has been responsible for raising funds for:
  • Loma Prieta Community Center: $1,700,000
  • The Community Center Garden Terrace: $200,000
  • The Redwood Amphitheater Renovation: $100,000
  • Summit Pathway: $200,000
  • Schools/Community Center Emergency Generator:  $40,000
  • Restrooms on the Gazebo play field
  • Community Center Renovation: $40,000
  • Community Center / CT Gym Floor Renovation: $80,000

The Community Programs that LPCF has supported and run include:

Community Support:

  • Disaster Relief Center, distributing $190,000 in Relief funds
  • Sponsor and support various non-profit groups in the mountains including MERC, CERT, Volunteer Firefighters etc.

Events & fundraisers (in support of the community):

  • Mountain Garden and Solar Tour (annual, in the spring)
  • Pancake Breakfast (annual, in the fall)
  • Community Movie Night (a new undertaking; hoping to make this an annual summer movie series)

More info: Our Bylaws are here:

We also post our Tax returns.  If you are looking for information about a nonprofit, you’ll find few better sources than its Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 990. This form is an informational tax return, filed annually with the IRS. Form 990 includes information on the organization’s mission and programs; if it engages in political lobbying; names of board members, officers, key staff and their compensation; donor contributions; and how the nonprofit’s budget was applied. The IRS requires charities to make copies of their 990 publicly available. The IRS lacks a searchable database, but the forms can be found on several Internet sites.  [Source:How to View Tax Returns of a Nonprofit Online | eHow.com]