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For the 2020-2021 cycle, the San Bruno Community Foundation is awarding Community Grants totaling $300,000 to local organizations for 23 programs 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:

  • $24,451 to the Capuchino High School Alumni Association to fund professional development training for Capuchino High School faculty to particiate in an Equity Summit, which will include implicit bias reflection and identification, training on anti-racist practices, and establishing equity goals

  • $10,000 to the City of San Bruno to purchase more than 100 titles of popular e-book and e-audio materials available for San Bruno residents and to provide curriculum support to San Bruno Park School District teachers through a three-year Tumblebooks subscription

  • $15,000 to the City of San Bruno to support a Fireline Parademic Program through the purchase of lifesaving tools and equipment to outfit two fireline paramedic kits and the implementation of training for San Bruno Fire Department personnel

  • $1,500 to the County of San Mateo to support one San Bruno under-served student pursuing a college education or vocational training through the Al Teglia Jobs for Youth Scholarship Program

  • $14,840 to Fresh Approach to increase food security and improve health outcomes among low-income San Bruno residents through online VeggieRX nutrition and cooking workshops

  • $10,000 to Fresh Lifelines for Youth to provide law-related education, leadership training, mentorship, and case management for juvenile high-need San Bruno youth to help them thrive and build civic and educational engagement

  • $5,000 to Junior Achievement of Northern California to provide financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship programming to San Bruno high school students through the Inspiring Tomorrows for San Bruno Youth program

  • $20,000 to 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

  • $20,000 to LifeMoves to provide shelter and comprehensive supportive services to homeless families from San Bruno at the Family Crossroads facility

  • $20,000 to the Lowen Soccer Club for maintenance of and improvements to San Bruno’s widely used soccer fields at Monte Verde Park, Parkside Intermediate School, and the former Crestmoor High School site

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

  • $2,800 to Parent Boosters of 72 to support the Scout-led construction of a storage unit for the preservation of Troops 72 and 4172's outdoor and training equipment

  • $20,000 to Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. to increase food security and alleviate hunger of older adults and those with disabilities in San Bruno through proper nutritional support and home-delivered meals

  • $7,500 to Sonrisas Dental Health to provide dental health screenings, education, and access to care to low-income San Bruno Park School District students through the Children’s Access to Oral Health Care and Education Program

  • $10,000 to StarVista to provide at-risk San Bruno parents and caregivers with support group services that build parent/caregiver capacity, increase their knowledge of stressor impacts and available resources, help them establish supportive networks, improve the caregiver-child relationship, and reduce the causes and effects of toxic stress through the Healthy Homes program

  • $6,000 to Upward Scholars to provide language skills, financial assistance, and mentoring to low-income students, many of them adult immigrants, enrolled in college/vocational classes at Skyline College through the Upward Scholars program

  • $15,909 to Via Heart Project to outfit the Skyline College campus with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in order to reduce the rate of death from sudden cardiac arrest

  • $17,000 to YMCA of San Francisco to provide mental health services, including crisis intervention and group and individual counseling, to students at Parkside Intermediate School

Sonrisas Dental Health - Bonnie Jue 2020

At the December 2, 2020, SBCF Board meeting, Bonnie Jue, DDS, of Sonrisas Dental Health explained her organization's efforts to provide needed dental health services to low-income students in the San Bruno Park School District, which the Foundation is funding with a $7,500 grant.

CORA - Lynn Schuette 2020-12-02 at 7.48.

Lynn Schuette shared with the Board challenges facing victims of domestic violence, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) will provide transitional housing assistance to San Bruno clients with the help of a $15,000 SBCF Community Grant.

FLY - Katie Sandoval-Clark 2020-12-02 at

Katie Sandoval-Clark of Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) explained the organization's efforts to serve youth in the juvenile justice system and those at-risk through legal education, one-on-one mentoring, and leadership training. FLY intends to help at least 20 San Bruno youth through its programs in 2021, with support from a $10,000 grant from the Foundation.

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