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SBCF AWARDS GRANTS TOTALING $290,000 TO SUPPORT MUSIC EDUCATION IN SAN BRUNO’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS

On April 4, 2022, the SBCF of Directors approved a two-year extension of its Music Education Strategic Initiative to make music education a hallmark of San Bruno’s public schools. Over the next two school years, the Foundation will make investments totaling $290,000 in the music programs at Parkside Intermediate School and Capuchino High School. 

The new set of music education grants from the San Bruno Community Foundation includes $270,000 to the San Bruno Education Foundation to jump start a new sixth grade music program at Parkside Intermediate School. Under the new program, Parkside sixth graders will be able to enroll in a year-long music class, such as instrumental music, chorus/vocal music, and music exploration, with the goal of sparking a passion for further music instruction in students.  

The Capuchino High School music program will receive a total of $20,000. The grant funds will boost the high school music program by providing funding for transportation and other costs related to performances and competitions, replenishing the instrument supply, and instrumental/vocal sectional coaching. 

SBCF SUPPORTS CONSTRUCTION OF THE TANFORAN MEMORIAL WITH $200,000 STRATEGIC GRANT

The Board of Directors of the San Bruno Community Foundation has approved grant funding totaling $200,000 to the Tanforan Assembly Center Memorial Committee to be used for the construction of the Tanforan Memorial outside the San Bruno BART station. The Board initially approved a $150,000 grant in June 2021 and increased the grant amount by $50,000, to $200,000, in April 2022.

During World War II, the U.S. Army converted what was then the Tanforan Racetrack – which sat on the site of what is now The Shops at Tanforan – into one of 17 detention centers at which Americans of Japanese ancestry were incarcerated while more permanent internment camps in the inland United States were being built.

Construction of a permanent memorial outside the San Bruno BART station began in mid-February, and the Tanforan Assembly Center Memorial Committee held a well-attended groundbreaking ceremony at the memorial site on February 11, 2022. Key features of the Tanforan Memorial will include a bronze statue of two young girls headed off to be interned, a replica horse stall similar to what the internees lived in, and signs listing the names of the nearly 8,000 people interned there.  

SBCF AWARDS $30,000 GRANT TO SUPPORT SAN BRUNO’S 2022 COMMUNITY DAY

In April 2022, the SBCF Board approved a $30,000 strategic grant to the City of San Bruno to support San Bruno’s 2022 Community Day celebration. Scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday, June 5, 2022, in conjunction with the San Bruno Lions Club’s annual Posy Parade, this year’s Community Day is being reimagined as a street fair on San Mateo Avenue in downtown San Bruno and will highlight the community’s rich cultural diversity and local businesses.

“We are thrilled that Community Day is returning to San Bruno in 2022, and the San Bruno Community Foundation is proud to support the City’s efforts to bring the community together for a lively afternoon of food, fun, and other festivities,” said Malissa Netane-Jones, President of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. “Community Day is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate what makes San Bruno such a special place to work and live.”   

FOUNDATION AWARDS 23 COMMUNITY GRANTS TOTALING $300,000 TO BENEFIT THE SAN BRUNO COMMUNITY

On December 1, 2021, the Board of Directors of the San Bruno Community Foundation approved Community Grants totaling $300,000 to local organizations serving the San Bruno community. Ranging in size from $25,000 to $2,000, these grants will support 23 community programs addressing critical community needs in 2022. 

This is the sixth year the Foundation has offered the Community Grants Fund to invest in community organizations providing critical services and programs in San Bruno. For the fifth year, YouTube and Google.org made a generous $100,000 contribution to the program.

 

“We are pleased once again to be able to invest in our local community through the Community Grants Fund,” said Foundation President Emily Roberts. “In our second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has strained our social safety net, this set of Community Grants will fund programs supporting San Bruno youth in foster care, providing home delivery of nutritious meals to seniors, offering shelter and supportive services to homeless families, providing dental care to low-income children, and exposing students to art, jazz music, robotics, and other educational support programs.  We are grateful to Google.org and YouTube for their generous and continued support, which enables us to increase our grant funding to many worthy programs.”

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UPCOMING BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS

  • May 18, 2022: Regular Investment Committee Meeting, 4:30 p.m., via Zoom

  • June 1, 2022: Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., via Zoom

Zoom links are included on the posted meeting agendas.  

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2022 CRESTMOOR SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

The San Bruno Community Foundation announced the 2022 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 2022 Crestmoor Scholars include Capuchino High School seniors Rawan Alayan, Sabina Beerawi, Myla Brignardello, Adrienne Chen, Raymond Gonzales, Isabella Guzman Quijano, Waine Louie, Raef Makrai, Samantha Paschner, and Mason Rofii, and Skyline College students Isabel Martin and Patricia Mae Sumang (clockwise, starting from top left).

The Foundation will recognize the 2022 Crestmoor Scholars at its June 1 Board meeting, which will be held on Zoom at 7:00 p.m. 

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 $50 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 2023.

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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

2021 ANNUAL REPORT

Download the Foundation's latest Annual Report here.

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PHILANTHROPY NOW PODCAST

Featuring Jim Ruane and Pcyeta Stroud

Listen to Jim and Pcyeta discuss how SBCF support for San Bruno's small businesses strengthens the community in the wake of COVID-19.

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