The Community Foundation of San Carlos is welcoming locals to community building events Sun., May 23 and Fri., May 28 so that they may engage with and garner input from those they look to serve. The organization’s hope is that community members will “share their vision of how a philanthropic organization like the foundation can improve the lives of city residents and neighboring cities,” according to a statement.
Foundation volunteers will kick off the first event by hosting a booth at the San Carlos Farmers Market Sun., May 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Varian St. & Bayport Ave. in San Carlos.
The second event, slated for Fri., May 28 from 4-8 p.m., the foundation will link up with the Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company, where everyone can come together to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month amid food trucks serving up Pan-Asian and Island cuisine and live music. According to Co-owner and CEO Chris Garrett, “awareness, inclusion and equity for all members of our community is something we should definitely celebrate together.”
In order to help create and implement a vision for the foundation, community input is essential, per foundation officials. “Anyone who lives, works, plays or learns in San Carlos, as well as nonprofit organizations serving the community, are encouraged to attend one or both of these events, share their ideas and reach out through the website,” added the foundation in its statement.
Aside from the aforementioned community building events, the foundation is also hosting a “21 Day Racial Justice Challenge” during June that the public is invited to participate in. Learn more about the challenge here.
Launched in 2019, the foundation’s mission is to perform strategic philanthropy to create and amplify sustained and measurable impact for the San Carlos community. Learn more here.
Photo of Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company credited to the brewery