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.
To learn how you can help other community members, visit our new COVID-19 How You Can Help page.
Local businesses seeking resources can visit our COVID-19 Small Business Assistance page. We also have a page of resources specifically for nonprofit organizations.
August 18, 2020: Grant Workshop, 12:00 p.m., via Zoom
August 19, 2020: Regular Investment Committee Meeting, 4:30 p.m., via Zoom
September 2, 2020: Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., via Zoom
September 10, 2020: Grant Workshop, 6:00 p.m., via Zoom
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 will be recognized at the June 3 SBCF Board meeting.
FOUNDATION AWARDS COVID-19 RELIEF GRANTS TOTALING $500,000 TO ASSIST SAN BRUNO SCHOOLS AND SMALL BUSINESSES
On May 7, 2020, the SBCF Board of Directors approved a package of COVID-19 relief grants totaling $490,000 to assist San Bruno schools and small businesses. Together, with a $10,000 grant helping to provide internet access to low-income students for distance learning approved in April, these grants represent a $500,000 investment in two key segments of the San Bruno community struggling to deal with the significant impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The three recently approved grants include $240,000 to the San Bruno Education Foundation to provide all TK-8 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.
On December 4, 2019, the SBCF Board thanked President Frank Hedley (fourth from left) and Director Pat Bohm (fourth from right) for six years of service as inaugural members of the Board of Directors. The Board also recognized outgoing San Bruno Vice Mayor Irene O'Connell (far right) and retiring Fire Chief Dave Cresta (second from right) for their work in San Bruno and support of the Foundation.
The Music Education Strategic Initiative, a community partnership that began with $495,000 in grant funding from the San Bruno Community Foundation to support music education in the San Bruno Park School District and at Capuchino High School, was named the 2019 winner of the Partners in Educational Excellence Award by the Association of California School Administrators Region 5.
A group representing the various community partners participating in the Initiative - including (clockwise from top left) Parkside Principal Don Smith, San Bruno Education Foundation Vice President Bryan Vander Lugt, San Mateo Union High School District Superintendent Kelly Skelly, SBPSD Trustee Kevin Martinez, SBCF Board Member Pat Bohm, SBPSD Superintendent Stella Kemp, and Capuchino High School Alumni Association Vice President Judy Puccini - received the award at an April 30th dinner in South San Francisco.
The Foundation is supporting the design and construction of a new recreation and aquatics center in San Bruno City Park with a series of grants totaling $50 million. The City completed the first design stage, with the City Council approving the conceptual design for the new facility on June 26, 2018. The project is now in the schematic design phase.