top of page
ABOUT
SCHOLARSHIPS
 GRANTS
 STRATEGY

SBCF HIGHLIGHT REEL

Learn about our programs

and how we benefit the San Bruno community

SBCF LAUNCHES 2024-2025 COMMUNITY GRANTS FUND; APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

The application for the 2024-2025 Community Grants Fund is now available online.

 

​The ninth annual cycle of the Community Grants Fund allows local community organizations to apply for grants of up to $25,000 for programs that benefit the San Bruno community. Supported by YouTube and Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, the Foundation plans to award grants totaling $300,000 at the end of 2024. 

 

Award decisions are based on a variety of factors, including 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.   ​

 

To learn about applying for a Community Grant, attend one of two optional Grant Workshops, which will be held via Zoom on Thursday, August 15, 2024, at 6:30 p.m., and Tuesday, September 3, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. Registration for the workshops is required. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Wednesday, September 18, 2024, 5:00 p.m.

SBCF CONTINUES TO SUPPORT SAN BRUNO DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION WITH $350,000 GRANT TO THE CITY OF SAN BRUNO FOR THE DOWNTOWN BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT

On March 6, 2024, the Board of Directors of the San Bruno Community Foundation recently approved a $350,000 strategic grant to the City of San Bruno to support its Downtown Beautification Project. With this grant, the City is planning a series of improvements to improve the aesthetics of downtown San Bruno, replace aging amenities, and provide a welcoming environment for community members seeking to shop, dine, and gather along San Mateo Avenue. 

The City’s planned downtown beautification initiatives include planter revitalization along San Mateo Avenue, the potential planting of trees on Jenevein Avenue, median landscape revitalization, the creation of new street pole banners, and the replacement of the marquee sign on the south end of San Mateo Avenue. 

“Grant funding for the City of San Bruno’s Downtown Beautification Project is the latest example of the San Bruno Community Foundation’s commitment to downtown San Bruno as a vibrant economic and cultural hub for our community,” said Malissa Netane-Jones, President of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.  “We are thrilled to partner with the City on this important initiative to enhance the downtown corridor for our entire community.”

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

  • July 3, 2024: Regular Board Meeting - CANCELED

  • August 7, 2024: Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at San Bruno Senior Center 

  • August 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 ANNUAL REPORT

Download the Foundation's latest Annual Report here.

2023 Annual Report Cover.jpg
2024 Scholars - two rows in circle.jpg

2024 CRESTMOOR SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

The San Bruno Community Foundation announced the 2024 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 2024 Crestmoor Scholars are Capuchino High School seniors Justin Chan, Xenia Gomez Iñiguez, Emilio Ramirez, Sareena Robinson, Jessilyn Rodriguez, and Kaley Shum, and Skyline College students Celina Buncayo, Camille Catolos, Eden Huang, and Thet Mon Kyaw (clockwise, starting from top left).

The Foundation will recognize the 2024 Crestmoor Scholars at its June 5, 2024, Board meeting which, will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno. A reception honoring the Scholars will immediately precede the Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Community members are welcome to attend.

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.”

DSC_0429 crop 3x2.JPG
DSC_0450 crop 3x2.JPG

CENTENNIAL PLAZA GROUNDBREAKING

On April 19, 2024, the SBCF Board of Directors joined with City leaders to celebrate the beginning of construction to renovate Centennial Plaza into a welcoming gathering spot in downtown San Bruno. City officials, other dignitaries, and community members joined the festivities. The Foundation is supporting the Centennial Plaza Improvement Project with a $500,000 strategic grant.

Construction is expected to be completed by late 2024.

Below is a rendering of the renovated plaza once construction is completed. Centennial Plaza is located on San Mateo Avenue at Jenevein, in the former Wells Fargo Bank site.

DSC_0485X crop2.JPG
Centennial Plaza Rendering 2022 07 19 refitted 2.jpg

Join our mailing list

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

bottom of page