South San Francisco celebrates the reopening of the Grand Avenue Branch Library.
South San Francisco celebrates the reopening of the Grand Avenue Branch Library.
Tech, Other Upgrades for South City's Century-Old Library

Two grants totaling $900,000 helped South San Francisco renovate its century-old Grand Avenue Branch Library that serves the downtown and the primarily low-income neighborhoods nearby. The 8,000-square-foot library was the city's first thanks to a $10,000 grant from industrialist-turned-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. South San Francisco celebrated the library's grand reopening on Oct. 15, 2016.

Learn more about the project and how one woman's dedication helped to bring a library to a young South San Francisco.

Countywide Oral Health Strategic Plan

The San Mateo County Oral Health Coalition exists to improve the oral health status of the County’s traditionally underserved and vulnerable populations. A $30,000 grant helped the coalition complete The 2017-2020 San Mateo County Oral Health Strategic Plan, which sets a path forward for increasing access to quality dental services for vulnerable populations. Learn more.

Remembering Our Past

This one-time $250,000 grant to support the work of the Tanforan Assembly Center Memorial Committee. The Committee is seeking to raise approximately $900,000 to build a memorial honoring the nearly 8,000 Japanese Americans who were sent to the Assembly Center in 1942. The memorial will be placed in the exterior plaza at the San Bruno BART Station on the grounds of the former Assembly Center. Learn more about the project.

 

 

 

  • The Tanforan Assembly Center was opened on April 28, 1942 and until October 1942 housed 8,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, most of them US citizens  evicted from their homes during World War II in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    The Tanforan Assembly Center was opened on April 28, 1942 and until October 1942 housed 8,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, most of them US citizens  evicted from their homes during World War II in the San Francisco Bay Area.