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SBCF LAUNCHES 2024 CRESTMOOR SCHOLARSHIP; APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
The application for the 2023 Crestmoor Neighborhood Memorial Scholarship is now available online.
High school seniors headed to college and community college students planning to transfer to a four-year college in the fall of 2023 are eligible to apply. Applicants must live or attend a high school or community college located in San Bruno.
Scholarship recipients must demonstrate, as the top criterion, deep engagement and involvement in the San Bruno community. Other factors that will be considered during the selection process include, in no particular order, an applicant's financial need, extracurricular activities, academic record, and examples of leadership, teamwork, and collaboration.
In its ninth year, the Crestmoor Scholarship honors the community members who most directly endured the destruction of the 2010 gas pipeline explosion and resulting fire and especially in memory of the eight San Bruno residents who lost their lives in the disaster.
Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
SBCF AWARDS $500,000 GRANT TO THE CITY OF SAN BRUNO TO FUND CENTENNIAL PLAZA IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
The Board of Directors of the San Bruno Community Foundation has approved a $500,000 strategic grant to the City of San Bruno to support the Centennial Plaza Improvement Project in downtown San Bruno. As part of its efforts to enhance and beautify San Mateo Avenue, the City plans to renovate Centennial Plaza - located at the intersection of San Mateo Avenue and Jenevein Avenue - and create a welcoming gathering space for outdoor dining, entertainment, and community events.
“We believe the Centennial Plaza Improvement Project will provide significant community benefits to the residents of San Bruno, creating a downtown community hub showcasing San Mateo Avenue as a vibrant commercial district and community gathering space,” said Malissa Netane-Jones, President of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. “We are proud to support the City’s plans to revitalize the downtown area by developing Centennial Plaza. This grant demonstrates the Foundation’s ongoing support for downtown San Bruno as an important economic and cultural neighborhood for the benefit of our community.”
SBCF AWARDS $35,000 GRANT TO SUPPORT FIELD TRIPS AND ASSEMBLIES AT SAN BRUNO PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOLS
The Board of Directors of the San Bruno Community Foundation has awarded a $35,000 strategic grant to the San Bruno Park School District to support off-campus field trips and on-campus assemblies at all six district schools.
Under the grant, $5,000 is earmarked to support activities at each of the five elementary schools (Belle Air, Allen, John Muir, Portola, and Rollingwood) and $10,000 to support activities at Parkside Intermediate School. The goal is to increase enrichment opportunities for students and provide some financial relief for the schools' parent-teacher organizations after two difficult years of the pandemic.
UPCOMING BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS
January 3, 2024: Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - Canceled
February 7, 2024: Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., at the San Bruno Senior Center, with Zoom public participation
February 21, 2024: Regular Investment Committee Meeting, 4:30 p.m., at San Bruno City Hall, Room 101
Zoom links are included on the posted meeting agendas.
2023-2043 COMMUNITY GRANTS
TOTALING $300,000 AWARDED
On December 6, 2023, the Board of Directors of the San Bruno Community Foundation approved the 2023-2024 Community Grants Fund awards, which total $300,000 to local organizations serving San Bruno. Ranging in size from $25,000 to $5,000, these 26 grants will support programs and projects that benefit a broad cross section of the San Bruno community.
To fund the grants, the Foundation is utilizing $200,000 of its own funds and a generous $100,000 contribution from YouTube and Google.org in their sixth year supporting the program.
“The San Bruno Community Foundation is thrilled to collaborate with YouTube and Google.org to invest in the San Bruno community through the Community Grants Fund,” said Foundation President Malissa Netane-Jones. “This year’s 26 Community Grants will benefit a broad cross-section of those who live, work, and engage in San Bruno, from incoming ninth graders participating in Capuchino High School’s Summer Bridge program to downtown businesses highlighted in marketplace events coordinated by Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center to grieving seniors who seek support from bereavement counselors at Mission Hospice and Home Care, Inc.”
2023 CRESTMOOR SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED
The San Bruno Community Foundation announced the 2023 recipients of the Crestmoor Neighborhood Memorial Scholarship. Founded in 2016, the Scholarship provides multi-year college scholarship awards to exceptional San Bruno students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the San Bruno community.
The 2023 Crestmoor Scholars are Capuchino High School seniors Awab Abdelgadir, Oscar Caballero, Lena Feldman, Siofra Linden, Rubi Santacruz-Huerta, and Adrian Womack, College of San Mateo student Grace Rofii, and Skyline College students Julio Lau, Eureka Soriano, and Alysia Tanimura (clockwise, starting from top left).
The Foundation will recognize the 2023 Crestmoor Scholars at its June 7, 2023, Board meeting which, will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno.
RECREATION AND AQUATIC CENTER GROUNDBREAKING
On August 27, 2021, the SBCF Board of Directors celebrated the beginning of construction of the new Recreation and Aquatic Center in San Bruno City Park. City officials, other dignitaries, and the entire San Bruno community joined the festivities. The Foundation is supporting the facility's construction with grants totaling up to $51.5 million.
“When the gas pipeline explosion happened nearly 11 years ago, we said that something good has to come out of this tragedy,” said SBCF Vice President and former San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane. “The San Bruno Community Foundation is proud to provide $50 million in grants to fund the construction of a new Recreation and Aquatic Center in San Bruno City Park, a project identified as a top priority by the San Bruno community. Once built, this facility will forever be one of the most significant legacies of the Foundation.”
The new facility is expected to open to the public in 2024.
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, in 2020 the exhibit was shown on a public engagement kiosk, which SBCF funded with a $10,000 grant, in the Earl-Glenview Park.