Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Ensuring success for every child is possible when we build partnerships across our community.

Current Funding Opportunities

Our goal is to make strategic investments and maximize partnership opportunities to make long-term positive impacts for children, families, and the community. Below are current funding opportunities.

Past Funding Opportunities

Request for Quotation

Help Me Grow San Mateo County Consultant

October 9, 2020

Request for Quotation

Trauma- and Resiliency-Informed Systems Initiative

August 20, 2020

RFQ - Early Childhood Mental Health Services Landscape Scan in San Mateo County

Bids are due via email by 4 pm on Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Community Event Sponsorships

Event sponsorships support community events that broaden F5SMC’s reach into the community and focus on the following areas as defined in our strategic plan.

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Kitty Lopez has served as the Executive Director of First 5 San Mateo County since 2012, focusing on policy, advocacy and communications development. Additionally, she is the Chair of First 5 Association of California. Kitty previously served as the Executive Director of Samaritan House, one of the leading safety-net nonprofit agencies serving low-income families and individuals in San Mateo County with food, shelter, clothing, health care, counseling, education classes, and holiday assistance from 2002 to 2012.

Kitty taught kindergarten, second grade, and high school in the Bay Area and in Santa Barbara, and was a consultant in schools with children who have autism and special needs. Additionally, Kitty worked in a residential substance abuse treatment center in San Francisco and psychiatric hospital in San Diego.

She attended University of California Santa Barbara earning a California Teaching Credential and B.A in Psychology. Kitty is active in her community serving on several community boards including HEART (Housing Endowment and Regional Trust of San Mateo County), STEP (Success Through Education Program), and Past President and Current Member of the San Mateo Rotary Club.