In San Mateo County, there is a critical childcare shortage, and Build Up San Mateo County was awarded a $50,000 grant from Gilead Sciences to expand the capacity of childcare providers during the pandemic. With Gilead’s investment, ten $5,000 Family Child Care (FCC) Grants were awarded to small at-home childcare programs. The lack of access to licensed child care, preschool, and afterschool programs impacts families, children, and the overall wellbeing of the region. Read more about who these grants helped, and how the grantees used these resources to expand and improve for San Mateo County families.
Build up is an initiative to grow and improve the supply of early care and education facilities in San Mateo County, and is a funded partner of First 5 San Mateo.