For the 2018-2019 cycle, the San Bruno Community Foundation is awarding Community Grants totaling $300,000 to local organizations for 25 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:


  • $10,000 to Bay Area Bioscience Education Community to provide San Bruno high school and community college teachers with the technical skills, knowledge, and resources to empower them to teach biotechnology curriculum.


  • $22,000 to the Capuchino High School Alumni Association to help Capuchino High School reach its goal of providing digital devices for all students through the purchase of 70 Chromebooks and two Chromebook carts.


  • $20,000 to Catholic Worker Hospitality House for the continued operation of its emergency homeless shelter located at St. Bruno’s Catholic Church in downtown San Bruno.


  • $10,000 to the City of San Bruno to support essential emergency management training for the City of San Bruno's senior leadership team and key public safety representatives.


  • $6,500 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.


  • $15,000 to CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) to provide San Bruno families impacted by intimate partner abuse with 24-hour access to crisis intervention services, including crisis counseling, safety planning, and access to emergency shelter.


  • $3,000 to the County of San Mateo to support two San Bruno under-served students pursuing higher education through the Al Teglia Jobs for Youth Scholarship Program.


  • $20,000 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.



  • $10,000 to the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County to provide legal assistance to San Bruno residents facing eviction or living in substandard conditions with the goal of keeping them in their homes through the HomeSavers Program.


  • $10,000 to the Lowen Soccer Club for maintenance of and improvements to San Bruno’s widely used soccer fields.


  • $5,000 to the Marine Science Institute to provide students from low-income San Bruno schools with engaging and interactive marine science instruction through the Discover Our Bay program.


  • $20,000 to My Digital TAT2 to educate San Bruno Park School District 4th and 5th graders, parents, and teachers on building healthy online habits, behavior, and critical thinking skills.



  • $20,000 to Parents Helping Parents, Inc. to empower San Bruno parents to effectively advocate for their special needs children and navigate the educational, legal, and social service systems of care.



  • $10,000 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.



  • $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.


  • $9,500 to Second Harvest of Silicon Valley to serve San Bruno families and individuals at risk for hunger through the distribution of 478,000 pounds of healthy food.



  • $3,000 to the Society of West-Coast Artists to host a month-long exhibition of visual artwork (drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, and sculpture) by Skyline College art students at its gallery in downtown San Bruno.


  • $10,000 to StarVista to provide at-risk San Bruno parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5 with support and education to build parent/caregiver capacity and reduce the causes and effects of toxic stress through the Healthy Homes program.


  • $5,000 to Via Heart Project to provide CPR and AED training to students at San Bruno’s Parkside Intermediate School, preparing them for emergency situations and creating a community of first responders.

At the December 5, 2018, SBCF Board meeting, Jose Ocampo of Edgewood Center for Children and Families explained Edgewood's Kinship Family Program, which the Foundation is funding for the second year in a row.

Capuchino High School Principal Jesse Boise shared with the SBCF Board the school's goal of having a 1:1 digital device to student ratio. SBCF is helping the school reach that goal with a grant to the Capuchino High School Alumni Association for the purchase of 70 Chromebooks and two Chromebook carts.

Kristin Wolslegel of the Bay Area Bioscience Education Community outlined her organization's long history in San Bruno in its efforts to support teachers with the technical skills, knowledge, and resources needed to teach curriculum in biotechnology and other biosciences. 

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