WITH SUPPORT FROM YOUTUBE AND GOOGLE.ORG,
SAN BRUNO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OPENS
2023-2024 COMMUNITY GRANTS FUND
SBCF Will Distribute $300,000 in Community Grants for Programs Benefiting the San Bruno Community
San Bruno, California, July 3, 2023 – Today, the San Bruno Community Foundation launched the eighth annual cycle of its Community Grants Fund, which allows local community organizations to apply for grants of up to $25,000 for programs that benefit the San Bruno community. Partnering with YouTube and Google.org, Google’s philanthropy, the Foundation plans to award grants totaling $300,000 at the end of 2023.
This year, YouTube and Google.org are generously providing $100,000 to the Community Grants Fund. The Foundation is funding the other $200,000 in Community Grants with investment proceeds from a portion of the restitution funds that resulted from the City of San Bruno’s settlement with Pacific Gas & Electric Company following the devastating 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno’s Crestmoor neighborhood.
“Through the Community Grants Fund, the San Bruno Community Foundation invests in the local organizations that serve our community in so many ways, from providing essential social services to bolstering our public schools to promoting the health and safety of community members,” said President Malissa Netane-Jones. “We are deeply grateful for YouTube and Google.org’s generous support, which amplifies the impact the Community Grants Fund has in the San Bruno community.”
“YouTube and Google.org are pleased to support the Community Grants Fund for the seventh year,” said Drew Sherwood, YouTube’s Real Estate Director. “By providing much needed grant funding for the many local organizations that are the heart and soul of the community, the Community Grants Fund helps ensure that San Bruno – the Peninsula town that YouTube calls home – continues to thrive.”
The Community Grants Fund provides grant funding to programs that benefit the San Bruno community. Award decisions are based on a variety of factors, including the benefits of the proposed program to the San Bruno community, the proposal’s alignment with one of the Foundation’s focus areas, program methodology and budget, requested grant amount in relation to the anticipated community benefit, and the organization’s track record, stability, and financial health.
For the 2023-2024 grant cycle, the application deadline is Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Eligible organizations can apply for a grant through the Foundation’s online application, which is posted at www.sbcf.org. The Foundation intends to announce in December 2023 this year’s Community Grant awards, which will be used to fund activities taking place in 2024. Detailed program guidelines for the Community Grants Fund, including eligibility requirements and the application process, as well as descriptions of past grantees, can be found on the Foundation’s website at www.sbcf.org.
The Foundation will host two optional Grant Workshops via Zoom for organizations interested in learning more about the Community Grants Fund and the application process. The workshops will be held via Zoom on Thursday, August 17, 2023, at 6:30 p.m., and Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. Registration for the workshops is required at www.sbcf.org/grant-workshops.
Since the 2016-2017 cycle, the Foundation has awarded Community Grants totaling $2 million. In past years, Community Grants have funded art and music programs for elementary school students, legal services for renters, resources for victims of domestic violence, nutrition and food distribution programs, youth groups including Boy Scouts, 4-H, and sports organizations, and a wide range of other social service, health care, and education programs.
About the San Bruno Community Foundation
The San Bruno Community Foundation is the nonprofit organization created by the City of San Bruno to administer the $70 million in restitution funds received from PG&E after the devastating 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno’s Crestmoor neighborhood. The Foundation serves the San Bruno community by investing in projects, programs, services, and facilities that have significant and lasting benefits. Through making grants, leveraging partnerships, and taking advantage of other resources, SBCF assists and enables the community to maximize shared investments and realize their subsequent enhancements and benefits. For more information, visit www.sbcf.org.
Google.org, Google’s philanthropy, supports nonprofits that address humanitarian issues and apply scalable, data-driven innovation to solving the world’s biggest challenges. We accelerate their progress by connecting them with a unique blend of support that includes funding, products, and technical expertise from Google volunteers. We engage with these believers-turned-doers who make a significant impact on the communities they represent, and whose work has the potential to produce meaningful change. We want a world that works for everyone – and we believe technology and innovation can move the needle.
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