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A trusted resource for child care and preschool needs for parents living and working in San Mateo County. 4Cs supports the county’s 1,000 licensed child care providers and preschool programs, investing in professional development and improving program quality.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
responsive
$20,000
2021

general support, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

safe spaces
$40,000
2021

general support, $40,000 per year for three years

responsive
$20,000
2020

general support, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

safe spaces
$40,000
2020

general support, $40,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $120,000)

safe spaces
$35,000
2019

general support

A short-term residential care facility that provides supportive services to families who are in stress or crisis by offering free and temporary 24-hour residential care for children ages 0-11. Each year, it serves over 250 children, two-thirds of whom are ages 0-5.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
responsive
$15,000
2021

general support, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

safe spaces
$30,000
2021

general support, $30,000 per year for three years

responsive
$25,000
2020

general support, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

safe spaces
$30,000
2020

general support, $30,000 per year for three years
(payment three of three, total grant amount $90,000)

safe spaces
$30,000
2019

general support, $30,000 per year for three years
(payment two of three, total grant amount $90,000)

safe spaces
$30,000
2018

general support, $30,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $90,000)

safe spaces
$30,000
2017

general support

A children’s science museum that serves over 150,000 children and families on-site and off-site at public education programs each year. It offers an interactive playground for children to discover the power of real science through play and experimentation.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
safe spaces
$50,000
2016

community outreach programs

safe spaces
$1,000,000
2016

capital campaign to remodel and expand current museum, allowing for additional exhibit space, more classrooms, expanded school programs, and outdoor play

A nonprofit organization that works to provide annual resources to support San Mateo County Libraries’ goals and system initiatives.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
safe spaces
$50,000
2019

Brisbane Library Children’s Area

A nonprofit providing high quality, comprehensive early care and education and family services in San Mateo County. It operates 12 centers and contracts with family care providers to offer child care to more than 650 young children.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
safe spaces
$100,000
2021

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $300,000)

responsive
$25,000
2021

general support, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

responsive
$15,000
2021

general support, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

responsive
$10,000
2021

general support, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

responsive
$15,000
2020

general support, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

safe spaces
$100,000
2020

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $300,000)

responsive
$10,000
2020

general support, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

responsive
$10,000
2020

general support, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

safe spaces
$100,000
2019

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $300,000)

safe spaces
$20,000
2019

strategic planning and rebranding project

bright spots
$10,000
2018

general support

safe spaces
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $300,000)

safe spaces
$100,000
2017

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $300,000)

The largest single provider of preschool in the Bay Area. It serves over 4,000 children each day across 50 sites in four counties. Ninety-five percent of families receive free or reduced-cost services.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
responsive
$100,000
2021

general support, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

safe spaces
$200,000
2021

general support, $200,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $600,000)

safe spaces
$200,000
2020

general support, $200,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $600,000)

responsive
$35,000
2020

general support, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

safe spaces
$200,000
2019

general support, $200,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $600,000)

safe spaces
$200,000
2018

general support, $200,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $600,000)

safe spaces
$200,000
2017

general support

A nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the community by providing children, families, and older adults with the support and tools to realize their full potential and lead healthy, stable lives. As part of its early learning initiative, it operates nine child development centers in San Mateo County, providing quality preschool for 500 children.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
safe spaces
$100,000
2021

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $300,000)

responsive
$25,000
2021

general support, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

responsive
$15,000
2021

general support, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

responsive
$10,000
2021

general support, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

responsive
$15,000
2020

general support, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

responsive
$10,000
2020

general support, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

safe spaces
$100,000
2020

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $300,000)

responsive
$10,000
2020

general support, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

safe spaces
$40,000
2019

a feasibility study for the Midway Early Learning Center Capital Campaign

safe spaces
$100,000
2019

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $300,000)

safe spaces
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $300,000)

bright spots
$10,000
2018

general support

bright spots
$10,000
2017

general support

safe spaces
$100,000
2017

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $300,000)

A nonprofit organization established to support the Redwood City Library in cultivating literacy, life-long learning, and community connections.
Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
safe spaces
$50,000
2019

Early Childhood Makerspace

A network of 12 libraries that host over 2 million visitors each year, including thousands of families, caregivers, and children.
Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
safe spaces
$50,000
2017

capital support of early learning spaces

A community foundation that provides leadership, expertise and capital to help address challenging social issues in the region. It shapes critical public policy issues, partners with nonprofit groups advancing the best ideas, and directs resources swiftly and strategically toward unforeseen needs.
Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
sector support/research
$100,000
2021

the LatinExcel Fund

responsive
$25,000
2020

San Mateo & Santa Clara County Fire Relief Fund

responsive
$270,000
2020

COVID-19 Coronavirus Regional Response Fund, with $120,000 to support organizations in San Mateo County and $150,000 to support organizations in Santa Clara County

2020 census
$50,000
2019

San Mateo and Santa Clara Census Pooled Fund, $60,000 in 2019 and $50,000 in 2020
(payment two of two, total grant amount $110,000)

2020 census
$60,000
2019

San Mateo and Santa Clara Census Pooled Fund, $60,000 in 2019 and $50,000 in 2020
(payment one of two, total grant amount $110,000)

safe spaces
$50,000
2017
Choose Children 2018

A nonprofit dedicated to raising funds to support learning and literacy at South San Francisco Libraries. Its initiatives include funding library collections, children’s services, literacy programs, cultural and educational classes and events for all ages, access to current information and technologies, community connections, and improved facilities.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
safe spaces
$75,000
2019

capital campaign for new main library

An environmental justice agency that offers educational and outdoor activities for under-served Tuolumne riverside communities. It works with nearly 300 households in Modesto's Airport Neighborhood to address food access, play spaces, and community health and safety.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
responsive
$25,000
2021

general support, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

safe spaces
$50,000
2020

neighborhood initiatives in Modesto

safe spaces
$50,000
2019

initiatives in Modesto's Airport Neighborhood

safe spaces
$50,000
2018

initiatives in Modesto's Airport Neighborhood

safe spaces
$50,000
2017

initiatives in Modesto's Airport Neighborhood

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