COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESOURCES
SBCF LAUNCHES 2021 CRESTMOOR SCHOLARSHIP WITH SUPPORT FROM THE JOSEPH W WELCH JR FOUNDATION AND THE SAMCAR FOUNDATION
The application for the 2021 Crestmoor Scholarship is now open! The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
For the sixth year, the San Bruno Community Foundation will offer multi-year college scholarships to outstanding San Bruno students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the San Bruno community through the Crestmoor Neighborhood Memorial Scholarship.
With support from the Joseph W Welch Jr Foundation and the San Mateo County Association of REALTORS® Foundation, SBCF plans to award scholarships totaling $190,000 to students planning to enroll in community college or four-year institutions in the fall of 2021.
High school seniors headed to community college or a four-year institution and community college students transferring to a four-year college in the fall of 2021 are eligible to apply. Applicants must currently live in San Bruno or attend a high school or community college located in San Bruno.
The Scholarship Program seeks applicants who, first and foremost, demonstrate deep engagement and involvement in the San Bruno community through exemplary leadership, teamwork, and collaboration. An applicant’s financial need, academic record, and extracurricular activities will also be considered in the selection process.
FOUNDATION AWARDS $300,000 IN 2020-2021 COMMUNITY GRANTS TO BENEFIT THE SAN BRUNO COMMUNITY
On December 2, 2020, the Foundation's Board of Directors approved grant awards totaling $300,000 to local community organizations through the Community Grants Fund. To fund the grants, which will support 23 community programs taking place in 2021, the Foundation is combining $200,000 of its own funds with $100,000 donated by YouTube and Google.org.
“As our local community continues to struggle in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Bruno Community Foundation is proud to partner with YouTube and Google.org to invest in local organizations dedicated to addressing critical community needs and providing hope to San Bruno residents during these trying times,” said Foundation President Emily Roberts.
FOUNDATION AWARDS $100,000 TO THE CHILD CARE RELIEF FUND; COVID-19 RELIEF GRANTS NOW TOTAL $600,000 TO ASSIST KEY COMPONENTS OF THE SAN BRUNO COMMUNITY
To assist key components of the San Bruno community, including schools and small businesses, negatively impacted by the pandemic, SBCF has awarded five COVID-19 relief grants totaling $600,000.
The latest grant, which the SBCF Board of Directors approved on September 2, 2020, donates $100,000 to the County of San Mateo's Child Care Relief Fund to support child care providers in San Bruno.
In May, the SBCF Board approved a package of three COVID-19 relief grants totaling $490,000 to assist San Bruno schools and small businesses. The grants included $240,000 to the San Bruno Education Foundation to provide all teachers in the San Bruno Park School District with new laptops to ensure that they have up-to-date digital tools necessary to adapt to online teaching methods in a new era of distance learning; $150,000 to support small businesses in San Bruno through the San Mateo County Strong Small Business Grant Program; and $100,000 to fund the creation, by the Bay Area Entrepreneur Center of Skyline College, of the San Bruno Small Business Recovery Assistance Program.
In April, the Foundation provided a $10,000 grant to the City of San Bruno to help provide internet access to low-income students for distance learning.
January 6, 2021: Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., via Zoom
February 3, 2021: Special Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m., via Zoom
February 3, 2021: Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., via Zoom
REMEMBERING SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
September 9, 2020, marked the ten-year anniversary of the tragedy that struck San Bruno when a high-pressure natural gas pipeline exploded in the city’s Crestmoor neighborhood and transformed our city forever. We remember all those who suffered from the tragedy, especially Lavonne Bullis, Greg Bullis, William Bullis, James Franco, Jacqueline Greig, Janessa Greig, Jessica Morales, and Elizabeth Torres. We also honor this community that continues to come together with resiliency, teamwork, leadership, and commitment to help one another in challenging times such as these.
The City of San Bruno has created a virtual exhibit highlighting what happened the evening of September 9, 2010, the aftermath of the explosion, and the resiliency of the community. In addition to being available online, the exhibit is being shown on a public engagement kiosk, which SBCF funded with a $10,000 grant, in the Earl-Glenview Park.