Educational Institutions

San Bruno Education Foundation

Our schools. Our community.

aka San Bruno Education Foundation   |   San Bruno, CA   |  https://www.sbefkids.org

Mission

Our mission is to strengthen public education for all San Bruno Park School District children through community partnerships, advocacy, and resource support.

Ruling year info

2010

President

Scott Curtner

Vice President

Bryan Vander Lugt Ph.D.

Main address

P.O. Box 175

San Bruno, CA 94066 USA

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EIN

20-1051818

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The San Bruno Education Foundation aims to help address the underresourced schools in the San Bruno Park School District and to help address the academic achievement gap faced by socioeconomically disadvantaged children within our community.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Music Education Strategic Initiative

Support comprehensive K–12 music education in partnership with Capuchino High School including early music programs, band, and orchestra.

Population(s) Served
Students
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Budget
$165,000

The Sobrato Early Academic Language Model is designed as a comprehensive model of intensive, enriched language and literacy education designed for English language learners, starting in preschool and continuing through third grade.

Population(s) Served
Students
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Budget
$165,000

We are fortunate to have a very diverse community of students with a spectrum of different needs for academic support. Research has shown that our accelerated learner and highly creative students benefit from supplemental enrichment opportunities to foster their development and to fan the flames of their academic interests. We were pleased to support the district this year with the launch of a GATE program that included parental educational workshops as well as STEM enrichment opportunities for our students.

Population(s) Served
Students
Budget
$25,000

Our district is establishing a vision to transform our schools into “Schools with Tomorrow Inside”. As one of many initiatives to make that vision a reality, the SBEF is supporting the district’s partnership with Partners in School Innovation, a California nonprofit with a successful transformation track record. This initiative, supported by a generous $84,000 Strategic Grant from the San Bruno Community Foundation, will engage the faculty and staff at Parkside Intermediate to develop a collaborative plan that will transform Parkside into a 21st century school incorporating the latest teaching methods and lays an educational foundation that prepares our students for a rapidly evolving workforce.

Population(s) Served
Students
Budget
$115,000

Our teachers are the ultimate impact makers for our school system. Beyond teaching our children the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life, they provide life lessons and help our kids grow into successful contributors to our community. The SBEF is fully committed to supporting our district in providing essential professional development opportunities to assist our staff with polishing and growing their teaching tools to maximize their impact in the classroom. This year we supported numerous professional development opportunities focused in particular on Next Generation Science Standards and cutting edge STEM training.

Population(s) Served
Students
Budget
$41,000

Where we work

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

The San Bruno Education Foundation envisions a community united behind empowering children to be life-long learners. We aim to strengthen public education for all San Bruno Park School District children.

In order to strengthen public education for all San Bruno Park School District children we will foster community partnerships, advocate around issues of public education on behalf of our community's children, and enhance resources to supplement educational opportunities that will inspire life-long learning. Our more near term strategies will focus on two primary objectives: 1) to enhance communication and to promote a unified foundation of support between the San Bruno Park School District administration, the onsite PTA/PTO leadership at our 5 elementary and 1 intermediate schools, and our student families, and 2) to plan, promote, and execute community building events that will raise awareness of critical challenges and opportunities in San Bruno public schools.

The San Bruno Education Foundation is fortunate to have an all volunteer board of talented and hard working individuals willing to dedicate their gifts to making a difference for our children and our community. Over the 15 year history of our organization, we have evolved from raising approximately $5,000 in annual funding to over half a million dollars in 2018-2019. We accomplished this achievement by weaving together an ecosystem of support from our local business, corporate, philanthropic, foundation, and civic communities. We have worked closely with our various partners and the San Bruno Park School District administration to support a rich variety of supplemental academic enrichment programming, transformational initiatives, and professional development for our hard working staff.

As we continue to advance toward our goal of a community united in support behind our schools, we utilize several metrics against which we measure our success. We firstly measure engagement from our community partners and school families by their participation in site-specific community activities as well as our larger San Bruno-wide community activity during our annual Children's Day celebration in the spring. We have seen our participation rates continue to climb every year over the last 5 years with over 800 individuals in attendance at last year's Children's Day event. As a secondary metric of success, we track participation rates for financial support of our organization. We have observed similar upward trends in rates of giving from our families. As we continue to advance toward our goal of strengthening public education in San Bruno public schools, we primarily measure our impact by the number of students that benefit from initiatives and programming that we support. We are also engaged in collecting baseline academic performance data that will serve as a reference point for future analysis of the impact of our programs' impact.

Historically, the San Bruno Education Foundation primarily supported our schools by the provision of supplemental funding to our site leadership. More recently, we have shifted focus toward broader district-wide programming and transformational initiatives that we believe are likely to have greater impact for more students across San Bruno Park. We hope to leverage economies of scale and to engender consistent, high quality systems of support that ensure a balance of equity and equality for all children in our schools. We are particularly proud of our award-winning music education programs that provide a continuum of high quality music education opportunities for all students in our district. As we look forward we hope to build upon that foundation to increase support for our Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math programming opportunities as well as increasing our professional development support for staff and increasing support for systems to ensure that struggling students are quickly connected with appropriate resources to ensure that they can achieve their full academic potential.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is the organization collecting feedback?

    We regularly collect feedback through: electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), suggestion box/email.

  • How is the organization using feedback?

    We use feedback to: to make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, to inform the development of new programs/projects, to strengthen relationships with the people we serve.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    We share feedback with: the people we serve, our board, our community partners.

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to: it is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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San Bruno Education Foundation

Board of directors
as of 1/22/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Scott Curtner


Board co-chair

Bryan Vander Lugt

Amgen Inc.

Term: 2017 -

Scott Curtner

Wells Fargo & Company

Bryan Vander Lugt

Amgen Inc.

Steven Rose

Google Inc.

Renee Callantine

Cornerstone Law Group

Andriana Shea

Boston Scientific

Makiko Sato

Isom Advisors

Alexis Petru

Self-employed

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/10/2019

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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