The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has announced grants totaling nearly $3.5 million to nonprofits in the Bay Area working to address basic and urgent needs identified by residents in the communities of Belle Haven, East Palo Alto, North Fair Oaks, and Redwood City.
Awarded through the annual CZI Community Fund, the grants will support forty organizations working in the areas of education, food security, health care, homelessness, immigration, mentoring, and workforce development. In addition to providing grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000, CZI will partner with recipients to identify other ways it can support their work, including capacity-building trainings and collaboration opportunities.
Recipients include Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse, Eastside College Preparatory School, the Ecumenical Hunger Program, the Immigration Institute of the Bay Area, the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, and Ravenswood Family Health Center.
"CZI Community Fund recipients are on the front lines of critical work to support our neighbors and strengthen our community," said Cristina Huezo, director of CZI Community. "We're grateful for their leadership and are proud to support and partner with them in 2020."
(Photo credit: Ecumenical Hunger Program)