FOUNDATION LAUNCHES 2020 CRESTMOOR SCHOLARSHIP WITH SUPPORT OF JOSEPH W WELCH JR FOUNDATION
For the fifth year, the San Bruno Community Foundation will offer multi-year college scholarships to outstanding San Bruno students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the San Bruno community through the Crestmoor Neighborhood Memorial Scholarship. With a $70,000 donation from the Joseph W Welch Jr Foundation, SBCF plans to award scholarships totaling $190,000 in the spring of 2020 for students planning to enroll in community college or four-year institutions in the fall of 2020.
The Foundation created the Crestmoor Neighborhood Memorial Scholarship to honor the community members most directly affected by the 2010 gas pipeline explosion. Recognizing outstanding San Bruno students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the San Bruno community, the Crestmoor Scholarship ensures that the tragedy of September 9, 2010, is not forgotten.
High school seniors headed to college and community college students planning to transfer to a four-year college in the fall are eligible to apply for the Crestmoor Scholarship. Applicants must currently live or attend school in San Bruno.
The Crestmoor Scholarship is now available online. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
December 4, 2019: Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. - San Bruno Senior Center
January 13, 2019: Special Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. - San Bruno City Hall, Room 115
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.
FOUNDATION SUPPORTS SAN BRUNO'S FIRST RESPONDERS, YOUTUBE AND GOOGLE.ORG CONTRIBUTE TO INITIATIVE
In March 2018, the Foundation awarded a $160,723 grant to the City of San Bruno to bolster the effectiveness of San Bruno's first responders, both in their daily interactions with the community and in the event of a serious disaster like the 2010 gas pipeline explosion that led to the Foundation's creation.
The grant is funding three community-oriented projects spearheaded by the San Bruno Police and Fire Departments that the City is unable to support through the General Fund: (a) emergency shelter supplies, (b) critical facilities site assessments, incident action plans, and joint public safety training, and (c) police officer mindfulness, compassion, and resiliency training.
Less than one month later, in response to the brave work of San Bruno’s first responders who supported YouTube during a violent incident at its San Bruno headquarters on April 3, Google.org and Google and YouTube employees donated more than $300,000 to the Foundation.
The Google and YouTube funds will support the construction and acquisition of a mobile command vehicle for the City of San Bruno to assist the San Bruno Police and Fire Departments at the scene of a critical incident, natural disaster, or planned large scale event.
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.
FOUNDATION AWARDS 2019-2020 COMMUNITY GRANTS TOTALING $300,000
At its December 4, 2019, meeting, the Foundation's Board of Directors approved Community Grants totaling $300,000. The grants will support 29 programs run by local organizations that benefit the San Bruno community.
The grants support a diverse group of programs addressing a variety of needs in San Bruno and leverage the good work of community organizations that make a difference in the lives of San Bruno's parents, caregivers, students, educators, ethnic communities, those struggling to make ends meet, and others seeking much-needed assistance.