Eastside College Prep, in East Palo Alto, where 98% of graduates will be the
first in their families to attend college.
JobTrain students, in Menlo Park, learn through hands-on training as part of the
Laborers Construction Fundamentals Training Program.
Puente de la Costa Sur provides services to agricultural workers and their families in the
Coastside region of San Mateo County.
Vida Verde provides overnight environmental learning experiences for students
who may not otherwise have such opportunities.

Application Deadlines

PLEASE NOTE: We are streamlining our application form and procedures in response to the COVID-19 crisis. As a result, our application portal is currently closed in order to make these updates. The portal will reopen on April 20th and close on May 5th at midnight. In the meantime, if you wish to work on your COVID-19 emergency grant application, please use the PDF Overview.

The application deadline for the June grant cycle has been extended to May 5th.  Our remaining 2020 submission deadlines will be August 1 and November 1. If you already received a grant in the March 2020 round, you are not eligible to apply again this year.

Please Note: Proposals are only accepted from organizations serving residents of San Mateo County.

COVID-19 Update:  During the Covid-19 crisis, funding will be prioritized to those San Mateo County nonprofits the Foundation has funded in the past.  Our online application form has been streamlined, and funding can be entirely used for general operations to offset the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on your organization and mission.  In addition, the Foundation is removing the one-year pause requirement for 2020. Therefore, if 2020 was your pause year and you are in need of support as a result of COVID-19, your organization is eligible to apply.

Where & What We Support

Proposals will be considered for nonprofit organization in San Mateo County serving:

· Children, youth, families

· Immigrants

· The elderly

· Those who are economically at-risk

· People with mental and/or physical health conditions

· Those recovering from addiction

· Those affected by physical abuse