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For the 2021-2022 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:

  • $22,000 to Art in Action to deliver visual arts education curriculum at Allen and Belle Air Elementary Schools to provide students at those schools with an outlet to express their creativity in a positive manner

  • $7,500 to Bay Area Jazz Mobile to expose San Bruno students to the art form of jazz music by presenting live, high quality, didactic concerts at San Bruno Park School District schools

  • $11,000 to Capuchino High School Alumni Association to support the purchase of necessary equipment and supplies to enable the creation of a Robotics Club at Capuchino High School

  • $7,500 to CASA of San Mateo County to support San Bruno children in foster care and/or the juvenile justice system by pairing them with community volunteers who provide one-on-one support, mentoring, and advocacy in the courtroom and beyond

  • $5,500 to Center for Excellence in Nonprofits to support San Bruno nonprofit organizations through professional development and learning opportunities focused on nonprofit performance and effectiveness, capacity building, leadership development, sustainability, and other key skill-sets needed to effectively manage the ever-changing demands of the nonprofit sector

  • $15,000 to the City of San Bruno to reduce the negative impacts of drugs on families by educating San Bruno children and parents on established and emerging drugs and drug use

  • $25,000 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 through the Safe House Program

  • $2,000 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

  • $10,000 to Each Green Corner to install a garden and outdoor classroom complex, including a compost science center, year-round orchard, and extensive in-ground and raised bed garden areas, at Portola Elementary School, empowering students to address food insecurity and climate readiness through sustainable urban agriculture

  • $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

  • $15,000 to Latino Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services of San Mateo County to provide culturally based mental and behavioral health services to primarily Spanish-speaking San Bruno residents in substance abuse recovery

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

  • $11,275 to the Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club to support Power Hour, a comprehensive after-school homework assistance and tutoring program designed to raise academic proficiency and encourage students to become self-directed learners, which is based at Lomita Park Elementary School in southern San Bruno

  • $10,000 to Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults (PARCA) to support program operating costs and enhance summer camp programming for REACH, an inclusive, licensed before- and after-school day care program for children with and without developmental disabilities based at John Muir Elementary School

  • $25,000 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

  • $15,000 to San Bruno AYSO to maintain and improve the athletic fields at Parkside Intermediate School to ensure that San Bruno youth soccer players have a safe and usable place to play

  • $15,000 to San Bruno Education Foundation to strengthen relationships throughout the school community and foster community pride through site improvement projects at San Bruno Park School District schools

  • $6,525 to San Bruno Lions Foundation to launch a formal community food pantry program, based at Parkside Intermediate School and operating through San Bruno Park School District schools, to distribute groceries to San Bruno families experiencing hunger

  • $20,000 to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Particular Council of San Mateo County, to provide rent, utility, and food assistance to San Bruno families and individuals at risk of homelessness through the Peninsula Family Resource Center

  • $10,000 to Sonrisas Dental Health, Inc., to increase access to dental care for low-income, minority children in the San Bruno Park School district through the Access to Care Program

  • $10,000 to StarVista to provide school-based mental health education presentations covering such topics as depression, anxiety, coping skills, stress, help-seeking, and suicide prevention, to reduce stigma and increase access to care for San Bruno youth

  • $23,000 to Via Heart Project to treat cardiac arrest and prevent unnecessary deaths by installing AEDs in San Bruno community spaces and providing CPR and AED training to 7th and 8th graders at Parkside Intermediate School

  • $8,700 to YMCA of San Francisco to expand mental health services, including crisis intervention and group and individual counseling, to students at Parkside Intermediate School

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At the December 1, 2021, SBCF Board meeting, Carrie Schartenberg of CASA of San Mateo County shared stories of how youth in foster care or the juvenile justice system benefit from CASA's services, which the Foundation is funding with a $7,500 grant.

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Joe Meyer explained how the Foundation's $15,000 to improve and maintain the athletic fields at Parkside Intermediate School will enable  the San Bruno AYSO to provide a safe place for hundreds of San Bruno youth to play soccer. 

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Ginny Marans of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Particular Council of San Mateo County, FLY) explained the organization's efforts to provide rent, utility, and food assistance to San Bruno families and individuals at risk of homelessness, which will benefit from a $20,000 Community Grant.

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