Commute.org Awards Microgrants for Outreach to Local Community Groups 

Daly City Partnership focus group with Cantonese breakout group

Commute.org has awarded three grants via the Community Partner Grant Program to community groups in San Mateo County to increase outreach and awareness about Commute.org’s free programs and services, particularly to communities currently underrepresented in the agency’s programs. The goal is to make new audiences aware of the transportation benefits and services available to people who live and work in San Mateo County, to create deeper partnerships, and to better understand the transportation needs of the communities the groups serve. 

The grants will help to support organizations in sharing messages about Commute.org’s free programs, services, and rewards through their regular communications activities. The organizations have committed to a range of activities, including educational workshops, digital newsletters, one-on-one consultations, and community events and activities. Commute.org will provide custom and translated flyers and other resources, as well as in-person presentations. The work will take place from July 2024 to June 2025. 

The Community Partner Grant Program is a pilot program. After the first year, the agency will analyze the outcomes and get feedback from the grantees to consider an improved program for the following fiscal year. 

The grants will be awarded to: 

El Concilio of San Mateo County 

El Concilio’s mission is to increase education, employment and access to quality-of-life services to underserved communities in San Mateo County. 

Serving South San Francisco, Redwood City, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Half Moon Bay, and North Fair Oaks 

Climate Resilient Communities 

CRC is focused on empowering community voices to implement equitable climate solutions for unity, resilience, and justice. 

Serving South San Francisco, San Mateo, Redwood City, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Bruno, and North Fair Oaks 

Friends for Youth  

Friends for Youth’s mission is to empower underserved youth through mentorship and community relationships. 

Serving Redwood City and North Fair Oaks 


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