For the 2017-2018 cycle, the San Bruno Community Foundation is awarding Community Grants totaling $300,000 to local organizations for 23 projects that benefit the San Bruno community. The Foundation is pleased to partner with YouTube/Google.Org, which provided $100,000 of the grant funds being distributed, on the Community Grants Fund this year. The grant awards include:

  • $15,000 to the Catholic Worker Hospitality House for the continued operation of its emergency homeless shelter located at St. Bruno’s Catholic Church in downtown San Bruno.

  • $1,600 to the City of San Bruno to install a Bike Fix-It Station located at the San Bruno BART Station to aid cyclists with their bike maintenance needs. 

  • $5,000 to the City of San Bruno to support the Narita, Japan, Sister City Exchange Program, which offers a cultural and educational exchange between San Bruno and Narita middle school students.

  • $20,000 to CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) to provide San Bruno victims and survivors of domestic violence with 24-hour access to crisis intervention services, including crisis counseling, safety planning, and access to emergency shelter.

  • $1,500 to the County of San Mateo to support a San Bruno student pursuing higher education through the Al Teglia Jobs for Youth Scholarship Program.

  • $10,000 to Edgewood Center for Children and Families to provide support services to kinship families (where relatives assume parenting responsibilities when children can no longer remain with parents, thereby preventing the need for those children to be placed in foster care) in San Bruno.

  • $15,740 to First 5 San Mateo County to analyze the shortage of child care and preschool services in San Bruno, using maps to create recommendations for future child care and preschool expansion.

  • $15,000 to the Lowen Soccer Club for maintenance of and improvements to San Bruno’s widely used soccer fields. 

  • $15,000 to Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center to educate San Bruno’s Pacific Islander community on diabetes prevention and treatment through the Pacific Islander Health Ambassador Program.

  • $25,000 to Project Read to continue expansion of literacy services to low-income San Bruno parents and children through Learning Wheels, Project Read’s literacy van.

  • $20,000 to Project Sentinel to create a comprehensive housing counseling program that will provide fair housing outreach, education, and advocacy to underserved, low-income households in San Bruno.

  • $15,000 to Samoan Solutions for a Samoan cultural educational workshop series, culminating in a stage performance of Samoan legends open to all San Bruno residents.

  • $25,000 to San Bruno Education Foundation to establish a Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program to engage accelerated learners and highly creative students in the San Bruno Park School District.

  • $3,000 to Skyline College Music Department for enhancement of the choral program, including increased choral education opportunities and participation in music competitions and festivals.

  • $5,000 to Via Heart Project to provide hands-on CPR and AED training to students at San Bruno’s Parkside Intermediate School.


Board Member Emily Roberts presented a $13,700 grant check to the Board of Directors of the Capuchino High School Alumni Association to fund new and upgraded science equipment at Capuchino High School. 

SBCF Secretary John McGlothlin presents a $25,000 grant check to San Bruno Education Foundation President Scott Curtner to fund the creation of a new GATE program for students in the San Bruno Park School District.

SBCF Board Member Pat Bohm presents a $20,000 grant check to staff at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County to provide services to San Bruno families and individuals at risk of homelessness through the organization’s Peninsula Family Resource Center and San Bruno Store.  

In support of the Pacific Islander Health Ambassador Program, SBCF President Nancy Kraus presents the Board of Directors of the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center with a $15,000 grant check.  

SBCF Treasurer Tim Ross met with the Board and staff of the Boys and Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County, presenting a $5,000 grant check to support San Bruno families through the Triple Play Sports and Wellness program.