SAN BRUNO COMMUNITY DAY
2016 Community Day (June 5): With its first strategic grant, the Foundation proudly sponsored San Bruno's 2016 Community Day, which was held at San Bruno City Park in conjunction with the San Bruno Lions Club's annual Posy Parade. The Foundation underwrote the costs of the event with a $30,000 grant.
Thousands of community members convened at San Bruno City Park, enjoying carnival rides, games, music, food booths, information tables, baseball games, and a beautiful spring afternoon. A festive community spirit permeated the park.
2017 Community Day (June 4): With a $30,000 strategic grant, the Foundation again sponsored the 2017 celebration in conjunction with the San Bruno Lions Club's annual Posy Parade. The Foundation also assisted the City in securing additional sponsors for the event, including Walmart, YouTube, and Skyline College.
2018 Community Day (June 3): The Foundation also sponsored the 2018 Community Day with a grant of up to $30,000. The Foundation helped the City attract other event sponsors, including the Sammut Family Foundation, YouTube, Skyline College, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Recology San Bruno, and Jack's Restaurant & Bar.
2019 Community Day (June 2): For the fourth consecutive year, the Foundation provided another strategic grant of up to $30,000 to the City to underwrite the costs of Community Day. This year, the City took on more responsibility for securing additional event sponsors.
2020 Community Day (June 7 - canceled): The Foundation planned to support the 2020 Community Day with a $20,000 grant, but the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2022 Community Day (June 5): With a $30,000 grant, the Foundation sponsored the 2022 Community Day. Read the press release.
Due to the construction of the new San Bruno Recreation and Aquatic Center in San Bruno City Park, Community Day was moved to a new location on San Mateo Avenue in downtown San Bruno. The event showcased cultural performers representative of the local community, including Polynesian dance and music, ballet folklorico, and taiko drummers, as well as the diversity of global cuisine offered by restaurants on San Mateo Avenue. As in past years, the event fostered community spirit, offered Kids Zone attractions, and provided opportunities for community-based volunteer groups to provide services and promote educational resources and information to the San Bruno community. With activities for people of all ages, the event included local artists leading collaborative chalk art drawings on the street and a “touch-a-truck” station that allowed attendees to explore vehicles from the City’s Public Works, Police, and Fire Departments.
2023 Community Day (June 4): In November 2022, the Foundation Board approved a $30,000 grant to sponsor the 2023 Community Day. Scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday, June 4, 2023, in conjunction with the San Bruno Lions Club’s annual Posy Parade, the event will be held as a street festival on San Mateo Avenue in downtown San Bruno for the second year in a row and will highlight the community’s rich cultural diversity and local businesses. Read the press release.