The Millbrae Community Foundation is a non-profit 501 C (3) corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Founded in 1996, it was created to provide support, assistance and encouragement to the citizens of Millbrae in order to benefit the youth, adults and seniors who reside in Millbrae.
An objective of the Foundation is to build an endowment and raise funds in order to make grants for programs and services that improve the quality of life in Millbrae. The Foundation is a vehicle through which the community can express itself – through volunteerism, charitable projects, and participation in community events and meetings. The Foundation provides an avenue for donors to support civic, cultural, educational, health, historic, recreational and social activities in the community for people of all ages.
The Foundation supports a variety of projects, allowing every citizen to be a philanthropist and “give back” to their community through support of the Millbrae Community Foundation.
The Foundation was formed to support programs and capital projects necessary to meet the needs of the residents of Millbrae. Initially, a small group of dedicated community leaders led the foundation and supported the unmet emergency needs for those affected by winter storms, directed philanthropic support for the senior van program and provided assistance for improvements to our local schools.
Now, a Board of Directors with renewed commitment is ready to take the organization to a higher level of impact. MCF priorities have been set in conjunction with public opinion gained from focus group meetings. They are as follows:
Our vision is to create a Millbrae:
There is a way of life unique to Millbrae. For those who call this home, Millbrae is a safe and friendly community with a small town feel. We have excellent schools. People are friendly. We benefit from being close to just about everything, including public transportation, the airport, the City, the Pacific Ocean, the Sierra and the wine country. Our downtown is an increasing draw and holds great promise as it continues to develop. Nearby, beautiful trails allow us to walk, bike or jog to peaceful natural surroundings to recreate and enjoy. We are fortunate to live among such abundant resources. Along with those positives are the challenges to our every day quality of life. The high cost of living, traffic, overcrowding, and pollution cause economic and other stresses for us all. Statewide cutbacks create deficits locally for programs and services. These issues affect us all. Despite those factors, life in Millbrae is still one in which we can be proud. We have weathered Mother Nature and the recent budget crisis. Our community is thriving.
The Millbrae Community Foundation wants to help ensure that, as a community, we continue to thrive for many generations to come. The Foundation needs to grow in order to provide support for the programs mentioned above and others that address the most pressing needs. Contributions to the Millbrae Community Foundation represent an investment in the community – and every citizen is invited to become a Founding Donor.
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