Local businesses, government, philanthropies and community organizations have contributed $500,000 to support the San Mateo County Child Care Relief Fund, which will assist local child care providers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Home child care providers serving children ages 0-13 will receive grants up to $10,000. Child care centers, many of which face higher costs and lower incomes, will receive grants up to $55,000. Child care providers have been severely impacted by COVID-19. Local leaders recognize the need for multisector support that builds upon CARES Act funding allocated by the Board of Supervisors to address the unmet need in San Mateo County.
Redwood-City based Chan Zuckerberg Initiative committed $200,000 to support the Fund. CZI is joined by a broad coalition of donors that includes churches, foundations, utilities and local employers. Additional contributions include $100,000 from Google, $50,000 from Facebook, $10,000 from Cal Water, $10,000 from the Community Fund of San Carlos and $10,000 from New Community Church.