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As a fiscal sponsor for many small organizations that don't have non-profit status, the Foundation offers a way for a cause to attract donors even when it is not yet recognized as tax-exempt under the IRS rules.
As a sponsor, the Foundation provides financial support to a wide variety of fun and cultural activities that enrich our community.
As a supporter, the Foundation participates in and promotes events and programs in our community.
OYE Latinx Conference
The OYE Latinx Youth Conference brings together hundreds of local teens and young adults ages 12 to 22. Youth and their parents explore questions of identity and purpose, and build community through a fun and interactive day that includes hands-on workshops, inspirational speakers, artistic expression, community resource sharing and networking.
Before Our Very Eyes
Before Our Very Eyes is a human trafficking awareness campaign with a focus on domestic human trafficking which involves both sexual exploitation and forced labor. The goal is to reach people who know very little about human trafficking, to encourage them to learn more about the topic, to identify it in our own surroundings, and to fight it in their own neighborhoods.
In 2017 the City of Redwood City celebrated its 150 anniversary. To celebrate this significant anniversary the Redwood City Sesquicentennial Celebration Committee was formed to plan and organize a year- long celebration. The Committee, led by Barbara Pierce and Dee Eva, hosted many wonderful events that allowed the community to discover the City's rich history, honor its diversity and explore the neighborhoods.
Neighbor Film Project
Neighbor is a film that was written and directed by Tony Gapastione. Tony wanted to write and direct this story to bring light into a dark place: human trafficking. The stealing, harboring, objectifying, and horrendous abuse of human beings, (many who are young children and women), is an ugly reality. Human trafficking is happening right under our noses, in our beautifully landscaped, white collared, American neighborhoods.
2016 Run With the Cops
This annual run supports the Cadets of the Redwood City Police Department. This fundraiser supports Cadets who compete in several local competitions as well as the state competition in Sacramento.
Día de los Muertos
Day of the Dead is an annual celebration that Casa Circulo Cultural has hosted in Downtown Redwood City since 2010. The foundation has been both a sponsor and contributor. Since 2017 the Community Chalk Mural on Chalk Alley allows everyone to help create the mural with the professional artists.
ART on the Square
Started in 2006, ART on the Square features the best in fine arts and crafts at a series of outdoor summer shows at Courthouse Square in the heart downtown Redwood City. Complementing Music on the Square and the PAL Music Festival, ART on the Square showcases original painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more, with prices for every budget.
BraveMaker's mission is to invest in filmmakers and coach creators to tell their stories and gather audiences to engage in essential conversations and explore life's meaningful questions. BraveMaker exists to elevate brave voices for justice, diversity and inclusion. They not only want to entertain but to incite dialogue, awareness and bravely shape our culture.
3D Magic Lantern
Magic Lantern is a 3-D video mapping light show designed by world-renowned light show artist, Bart Kresa. The show projects weekly during the summer onto the San Mateo County History Museum. The Magic Lantern 3-D Show covers the museum with an array of colorful lights taking viewers on an abstract adventure. The 15-minute show is free and family-friendly! The foundation provided seed money to launch this project.
STEAM Fest on the Square was a FREE Bay Area festival introducing kids and adults to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) through fun experiments, presentations, speakers, and demonstrations held on Courthouse Square. The foundation provided great projects for young and old alike to enjoy that used science to create art!
PortFest is a FREE annual celebration held on the first Saturday in October at the Port of Redwood City. PortFest is a day-long waterfront festival. It welcomes the community to learn about the maritime heritage of the Port, the industrial working waterfront, as well as recreational activities on San Francisco Bay. The day also includes live music, children’s activities, food trucks and booths, and more.
Scare on the Square
As part of the family-friendly Scare on the Square event, the foundation was in charge of the Pumpkin Carving Contest. We thought would it be easy, but we had the hardest time choosing the winners. They were all so fantastic!
Incredible Edible Mid-Peninsula is a group of local gardeners who share the belief that our community is enriched when all residents have access to good, local fruits and vegetables and are engaged in the process.
They were inspired by the Incredible Edible Todmorten UK sustainable community gardens and how they invigorated a community on many levels from front yard plots to sharing edible gardens in public spaces. The foundation assisted Incredible Edible in becoming a non-profit with a generous grant from Whole Foods Market.