In the initial days of the Shelter in Place order, the City Manager's Office requested support from the San Bruno Community Foundation to manage the outpouring of volunteers who wanted to help. The Foundation, led by Executive Director Leslie Hatamiya, jumped at the opportunity and quickly organized volunteer opportunities and groups seeking financial donations that directly impact the San Bruno community.
A COVID-19 How You Can Help webpage was developed. This was quickly followed by two additional webpages that summarized resources for San Bruno businesses and resources for nonprofits.
When the need arose for financial support to assist families in need with home internet access, the Foundation fast-tracked a $10,000 grant to ensure that PreK-12 students in San Bruno could have internet access at no cost.
Thank you, Leslie and the Board of Directors of the San Bruno Community Foundation.