Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces Community Fund Grant Recipients

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces Community Fund Grant Recipients

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has announced a first round of grants awarded through its CZI Community Fund.

Launched in October, the fund supports organizations working to address challenges in the Bay Area communities of Belle Haven, East Palo Alto, North Fair Oaks, and Redwood City, with a focus on education, homelessness, housing, immigration, transportation, and workforce development. In this initial funding round, grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 were awarded to forty-one organizations, including the Children's Health Council, which works to remove barriers to learning through consultations with and treatment for children with ADHD, learning differences, anxiety and depression, and autism; El Concilio of San Mateo County, a community organization committed to increasing educational and employment opportunities and ensuring access to quality-of-life services in underserved communities; and GRID Alternatives, which works to make renewable energy technology and job training accessible in underserved communities.

Other recipients include Project WeHOPE, which works to help homeless and at-risk individuals become healthy, employed, and housed; and Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN), which works to empower low-income immigrants and refugees through community education and organizing, leadership development,  advocacy efforts, and legal services.

"The CZI Community Fund is one way we're working towards building a more fair and inclusive world, starting here at home," Priscilla Chan wrote in a Facebook post. "There's still plenty of work to do, but we're excited to be taking the next step toward creating the community all Bay Area residents deserve."

(Photo credit: Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network)

"CZI Community Fund Recipients." Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Press Release 01/17/2018.