Los Alamitos Community Foundation, Inc.

At the October 18, 2021 City Council meeting, Council gave direction to Staff to begin the process of establishing a City Foundation. 

A City Foundation typically partners with a city by providing financial support to enhance services beyond the capabilities of local tax revenues by doing the following:

  • Solicit funds in support of facilities, programs, and services.
  • Offer a tax deduction to donors for contributions.
  • Apply for grants that are not available to government agencies. 

A City Foundation 501(c)3 can assist in enhancing and supplementing the City of Los Alamitos revenues to enhance City-wide services and/or update facilities and infrastructure.  A City Foundation would allow for additional funding possibilities.

The purpose of the Los Alamitos Community Foundation, Inc. is to support the community of Los Alamitos, California. It is organized under the Nonprofit Corporation Law of California (“California Nonprofit Corporation Law”) for charitable purposes.

Los Alamitos Community Foundation Mission: “The Los Alamitos Community Foundation encourages, supports, and facilitates philanthropy and events to improve and enrich the lives of people in Los Alamitos.” 


President John Delavigne, District 5 Representative

Treasurer Shelley Hasselbrink, City Council Representative

Secretary Trisha Murphy, City Council Representative

District 1 Representative: Daniel Gallagher

District 2 Representative: Charlyne "Susie" Schmeer

District 3 Representative: Corey Lakin

District 4 Representative: Debbie Kent

Business Representative (Epson America): Malena Madrid

Business Representative (Southland Credit Union): Tamra Smalewitz

To learn more about the Board, click here.

For more information on the Los Alamitos Community Foundation, click here.


  • 6:00 pm
  • 2nd Monday of each month
  • City Hall - Council Chamber
    3191 Katella Avenue
    Los Alamitos, CA 90720

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