COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESOURCES
The City of San Bruno and the San Bruno Community Foundation are partnering to provide our community with important information during the COVID-19 crisis.
REMEMBERING SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
September 9, 2020, marks 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.
FOUNDATION OPENS 2020-2021 COMMUNITY GRANTS FUND WITH SUPPORT FROM YOUTUBE AND GOOGLE.ORG
The Foundation has launched the fifth annual cycle of its Community Grants Fund, offering grants of up to $25,000 to local community organizations to fund programs that benefit the San Bruno community. With $100,000 from YouTube and Google.org, the Foundation plans to award multiple grants totaling $300,000 at the end of 2020.
Grant awards will be based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to the benefits of the proposed program to the San Bruno community; the proposal’s alignment with one of the Foundation’s focus areas; program methodology and budget; requested grant amount in relation to the anticipated community benefit; and the organization’s track record, stability, and financial health.
Grant Application Deadline:
Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.
FOUNDATION HONORS 13 OUTSTANDING
SAN BRUNO STUDENTS WITH CRESTMOOR NEIGHBORHOOD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
SBCF announced the 2020 recipients of the Crestmoor Neighborhood Memorial Scholarship. In its fifth year, the Crestmoor Scholarship provides multi-year college scholarship awards totaling $190,000 to outstanding San Bruno students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the San Bruno community.
The 2020 Crestmoor Scholars include Capuchino High School seniors Jumana Abdelgadir, Jun Chan, Isabella Da Silva, Tristan Davis, Karina Diaz Alvarez, Nadia Koshafa, Alannah Linden, Asia Lopez, and Jomelline Umali and Skyline College students Pearl Ibeanusi, Jakarta Kumasi-Nakuru, Kaelynn Malani, and Eric Torres (pictured below, clockwise from top left).
SCBF appreciates the financial support of the Joseph W Welch Jr Foundation for the 2020 Crestmoor Scholarship.
The 2020 Crestmoor Scholars were recognized at the June 3 SBCF Board meeting.
September 10, 2020: Grant Workshop, 6:00 p.m., via Zoom
October 16, 2020: Special Audit Committee Meeting, 2:00 p.m., via Zoom
November 4, 2020: Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., via Zoom
November 18, 2020: Regular Investment Committee Meeting, 4:30 p.m., via Zoom
December 2, 2020: Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., via Zoom
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.