Leading corporations in the Bay Area play a vital role in supporting Peninsula Bridge students through financial support and employee engagement events.

Leading corporations in the Bay Area play a vital role in supporting Peninsula Bridge students through financial support and employee engagement events. Our students are hungry to learn more about the world around them. Peninsula Bridge students learn about career opportunities and why education matters by visiting premier Bay Area companies like Thumbtack, Yelp, Yahoo, Pizza My Heart, and Google. Companies like DPR Construction lead hands-on student learning opportunities like bridge building. Other corporate partners like DELL provides essential technology support for our students and Avidbank offer job internships so that students can learn about the banking business.

If you are interested in becoming a corporate partner, please contact Randi Shafton, Co-Executive Director.

We want to thank Arcus Biosciences for providing internships for ten Peninsula Bridge high school and college students this summer. Our Peninsula Bridge students will gain invaluable exposure to the biotech industry. Arcus is a leader in biotechnology innovation discovering new cancer therapeutics. Our students will learn about innovative cancer immunotherapies, medicinal chemistry, immunology, drug development, finance, and business development. This is a unique career exposure opportunity for our students to learn the ins and outs of the biotech industry in the Bay Area, home to the largest concentration of biotech companies in the world.

Dr. Juan Jaen, co-founder and President of Arcus Biosciences, explains:

“At Arcus, we feel very strongly that the future success of companies in any highly competitive field of science or technology, such as the life sciences, requires that we identify and nurture inquisitive talent no matter where it might be found. Creativity and hard work are found in equal measure across all segments of our population. It is our privilege to be able to partner with Peninsula Bridge to foster such qualities in some of their brightest students.”

Campus Partners
Peninsula Bridge’s summer program takes place on the campuses of six leading Bay Area independent schools, including Castilleja, Crystal Springs Uplands, Menlo School, Sacred Heart Schools, St. Matthews Episcopal Day School, and Woodside Priory. The schools provide faculty and facilities for our summer program and their heads of school serve on our Board of Directors. The generous in-kind support of these school partners is critical to Peninsula Bridge's model and success.

Out-of-School-Time Collaborative
Peninsula Bridge is proud to be part of the Silicon Valley Out of School Time Collaborative. The Collaborative is comprised of eight Out-of-School-Time providers (ACE Charter School, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, Breakthrough Silicon Valley, College Track, East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring, Peninsula Bridge, Silicon Valley Children's Fund, and Bay Area After School) and three funders (Sand Hill Foundation, Sobrato Foundation and the David & Lucile Packard Foundation). The goal of the collaborative is to integrate non-cognitive skill development in our out-of-school programs.

Middle School Partners
Peninsula Bridge partners with 35 public and independent middle schools from San Mateo to Mountain View to recruit and support high-achieving students for our program. Teachers and principals identify motivated students with limited financial means to participate in our 12-year program. Most Peninsula Bridge students remain students at their home schools and use the knowledge and skills they gain at Peninsula Bridge to contribute and become change agents at their schools and communities.

Peninsula partners closely with the following schools in East Palo Alto, eastern Menlo Park, Redwood City, Mt. View Whisman, and San Mateo/Foster City:

Mid Peninsula (East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City):
Beechwood Elementary
Belle Haven Elementary
Brentwood Academy
East Palo Alto Charter
Cesar Chavez Middle School
Eastside College Prep
Ronald McNair Academy
J. F. Kennedy Middle School
Hoover Elementary
McKinley Institute
Roosevelt Elementary
Selby Lane Elementary
Saint Elizabeth Seton
Taft Elementary School

Northern Peninsula (San Mateo/Foster City District):
Abbott Middle School
The Bayside S.T.E.M. Academy
Baywood Elementary
Borel Middle School
Bowditch Middle School
College Park Elementary
George Hall Elementary
Horrall Elementary
North Shoreview Elementary
Park Elementary
Parkside Elementary
Sunnybrae Elementary

Southern Peninsula (Mountain View Whisman District):
Benjamin Bubb Elementary
Mariano Castro Elementary
Crittenden Middle School
Isaac Newton Graham Middle School
Frank L. Huff Elementary
Edith Landels Elementary
Monta Loma Elementary
Stevenson Elementary
Theuerkauf Elementary

High School Partners:
Peninsula Bridge high school students are enrolled in 20 Bay Area public and independent high schools. Our staff works closely with the teams at these schools to provide coordinated support for our High School Academy students as needed:
Aragon High School
Crystal Springs Uplands
Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School
East Palo Alto Academy
East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy (EPAPA)
Eastside College Prep
Everest High School
Hillsdale High School
Los Altos High School
Menlo School
Menlo-Atherton High School
Mercy High School
Mid-Peninsula High School
Sacred Heart Schools
Saint Francis High School
Sequoia High School
Serra High School
Summit High School
Woodside High School
Woodside Priory

Peninsula Bridge is grateful for support from the following foundations:

  • The Abbo Family Fund
  • The Ara & Edma Dumanian Foundation 
  • The Atkinson Foundation 
  • The Bar Foundation
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation 
  • The Einhorn Family Charitable Trust
  • The Ford Foundation
  • The Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation 
  • The Grousbeck Family Foundation 
  • The Hammarskjold Family Fund
  • The Hand Foundation 
  • The Harvey & Leslie Wagner Foundation 
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • The John & Marcia Goldman Foundation 
  • The JPB Foundation 
  • The Kimball Foundation 
  • King Philanthropies
  • The Los Altos Community Foundation 
  • Menlo School 
  • The Milhomme Family Foundation 
  • The Morrison and Foerster Foundation 
  • The TOSA Foundation 
  • The Palo Alto Community Fund 
  • The Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund 
  • The Peery Foundation 
  • The Rita Allen Foundation
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • The Sand Hill Foundation 
  • The Scott Foundation 
  • The Sobrato Foundation 
  • The Uvas Foundation 

Peninsula Bridge is grateful for corporate support from:

  • Acacia Property Corporation
  • Active Network, LLC 
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Arcus Biosciences 
  • Avidbank 
  • BlackRock 
  • The Capital Group
  • Cardinal Education 
  • The City of East Palo Alto
  • Comcast 
  • Dell
  • DLA Piper 
  • DPR Construction
  • Facebook
  • Genentech 
  • General Catalyst Group 
  • Google 
  • HPE 
  • Intel
  • Listen for Good 
  • Lockheed Martin 
  • McDermott Will & Emory
  • Microsoft 
  • Qatalyst 
  • Robert Half International 
  • Ropes & Gray
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Silver Lake 
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific 
  • The Village Doctor 

We are excited to be a part of Fund for Shared Insight’s #Listen4Good initiative! Advancing feedback loops in the social sector.