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For the 2022-2023 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 San Bruno Park School District elementary schools to provide all students, regardless of economic circumstances, with an outlet for creative self-expression


  • $15,000 to CASA of San Mateo County to support San Bruno children in foster care and/or the juvenile justice system by pairing them with trained community volunteers who provide one-on-one support, mentoring, and advocacy in the courtroom and beyond


  • $3,000 to Center for Excellence in Nonprofits to support nonprofit organizations located in or serving San Bruno through professional development and learning opportunities focused on IDEAL principles, nonprofit performance and effectiveness, capacity building, leadership development, and sustainability


  • $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


  • $15,000 to Edgewood Center for Children and Families to provide low-income, at-risk, transition-age youth in San Bruno with mental health services, peer support, basic sustenance and hygiene supplies, transportation, computer and internet access, and life skills to improve life outcomes, foster independence, and build resilience



  • $15,000 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, preventing homelessness through enforcement of legal rights, and remedying inadequate living conditions through advocacy


  • $20,000 to LifeMoves to support unsheltered San Bruno residents, address their behavioral health and medical needs, and provide individualized case management through the Homeless Outreach Team (HOT)


  • $5,000 to Lowen Soccer Club for maintenance of San Bruno’s widely used soccer fields at the former Crestmoor High School site and expansion of youth soccer programs


  • $15,000 to Music for Minors to provide standards-based, in-school music education to TK-2nd grade students at San Bruno Park School District elementary schools



  • $7,100 to PIEFEST Limited to provide engaging and inclusive STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) experiences to San Bruno Pacific Islander elementary school-age children


  • $9,500 to San Bruno Amateur Radio Club to modernize emergency communications equipment in the City of San Bruno's Emergency Operations Center for use in the event of local disasters or emergencies


  • $15,000 to San Bruno Education Foundation to support the development of a mural on the campus of Parkside Intermediate School, involving students, faculty, and and artists, in an effort to build community and school spirit


  • $5,000 to San Bruno Girls Softball League to maintain and improve the athletic fields at Parkside Intermediate School to ensure a safe place to play softball for San Bruno youth


  • $15,000 to San Bruno Lions Foundation to distribute holiday food baskets to San Bruno families in need through San Bruno public schools


  • $5,000 to San Bruno Lions Foundation to provide a special winter holiday experience for special education students and teachers at El Portal School in San Bruno




  • $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 and school-based screenings


  • $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 high school students


  • $10,000 to Upward Scholars to provide financial assistance, academic support, career development opportunities, and mental health support to San Bruno adult immigrants enrolled in community college


  • $23,400 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 graders at Parkside Intermediate School


At the December 7, 2022, SBCF Board meeting, Bonnie Jue, DDS, of Sonrisas Dental Health shared moving stories of how her organization is helping low-income San Bruno children receive critical dental care that greatly improves their quality of life.  

Richelle Mas of the Lowen Soccer Club explained how the Foundation's $5,000 grant to improve and maintain the Crestmoor Fields and to expand youth soccer programs will benefit more than a thousand children.  

David Carducci of the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County explained the organization's efforts to provide legal assistance to San Bruno residents facing eviction, which will benefit from a $15,000 Community Grant.

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