CZI Community Fund

Created in 2017, the CZI Community Fund is an annual grantmaking program that pairs grants with capacity building resources to support community organizations in San Mateo County that are increasing access to the building blocks of social and economic well-being like housing, healthcare, education, job and career skills, and supporting civic engagement so people have the power to shape their lives and communities.

2022 Community Fund Grant Partners Directory:

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Able Works

Able Works equips individuals with financial education, life skills, and assets that enable them to live free from oppression and poverty.
Anamatangi Polynesian Voices

Anamatangi Polynesian Voices supports the mental, physical, communal, and spiritual wellbeing of Pacific Islander families and low income families in South San Mateo County.
Art in Action

Art in Action provides art curriculum, materials, and training that empowers students to develop creativity, critical thinking, self-expression, and problem-solving skills. Through hands-on learning students expand their knowledge in art and art techniques, cultural understanding, technology, and more to develop the skills they need to succeed and be prepared for jobs in the future.
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Ayudando Latinos A Soñar

Ayudando Latinos A Soñar (ALAS) is a Latino-centered nonprofit organization dedicated to support and honor the cultural strenghts that thrive in the community by working for social wellness through multicultural practices, mental health care, education support, immigration processes, and work and advocating for the wellbeing of children, families, and the whole community.
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BottleTree Culture (One East Palo Alto)

BottleTree Culture is a grassroots arts presenting firm dedicated to bringing national and international African Diaspora artmakers and their works to underserved communities of color.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula empower the youth in our community with equitable access to social, academic, and career opportunities to thrive.
California Clubhouse

California Clubhouse is a community of recovery, hope and dignity, empowering people who live with mental illness through work, education, friendship, resources, support, and an overarching ethic that focuses on building strengths rather than on illness.
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Casa Circulo Cultural

Casa Circulo Cultural is a non-profit, truly vibrant grass-root, multidisciplinary art organization dedicated to creating cultural programming reflective of the experiences of the Latino communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Catholic Charities

As one of the largest, most comprehensive human services agencies in Northern California, reaching more than 32,000 people each year, Catholic Charities plays a pivotal role in keeping our neighborhoods diverse, productive, safe, and healthy through more than 30 programs that address some of the most pressing challenges in our community – immigration, homelessness, generational poverty, inequality, and aging in isolation to name a few. We serve everyone.
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Centro Community Partners

Centro Community Partners (Centro) leads socioeconomic change by providing economic opportunity through entrepreneurship education, financial literacy and leadership programs to low-income, minority and women entrepreneurs who want to start or grow small businesses to establish economic freedom and financial stability.
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Chicana Latina Foundation

Since 1977, the mission of the Chicana Latina Foundation is to empower Chicanas Latinas through personal, educational, and professional advancement.
Children's Health Council

Children's Health Council (CHC) provides comprehensive and integrated services for learning differences and mental health to children, teens and young adults regardless of language, location or ability to pay–transforming young lives and leading to better outcomes for young people and their families.
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CityTeam

CityTeam compassionately serves neighbors in need who are experiencing homelessness, poverty, hunger, and addiction to restore lives and rebuild communities. Through innovative programs across the Bay Area – in San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland – CityTeam provides food, shelter, clothing, job training, and holistic care.
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Climate Resilient Communities (Acterra)

Since 2016 Climate Resilient Communities has been on the ground learning the specific needs of residents in diverse, under-resourced communities in East Palo Alto and Belle Haven (Menlo Park). Its outreach cultivates environmental awareness while giving local residents a voice in proactive resilience planning and adaptation. By building stronger alliances between residents, schools, local government programs and community-based organizations, this work creates resilience against climate-related stresses such as sea-level rise and economic instability.
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Community Hub of the Coastside

The mission of our Community Hub is to develop a centralized trusted equity-focused sustainable learning environment that supports K-12 students and their families with academic and social-emotional resources, culturally relevant programming, counseling, and tutoring year-round.Boys and Girls Club of the Coastside (BGCC), in partnership with Ayudando Latinos A Soñar (ALAS) and Cabrillo Education Foundation (CEF) have been collaborating since the beginning of the pandemic to better serve the isolated Coastal community.
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Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse

Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse provides safety, support, and healing for individuals who experience abuse in an intimate relationship, and educates the community on how to break the cycle of intimate partner abuse.
Counseling and Support Services for Youth

Counseling and Support Services for Youth (CASSY) partners with Bay Area schools to provide resources and professional, on-campus mental health services to students free of charge.
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation

East Palo Alto Academy Foundation works to ensure that all students will graduate college-ready and empowered with the knowledge, skills, and passion to positively impact their own lives, their community, and the global society.
Eastside College Preparatory School

Eastside College Preparatory School is committed to opening new doors for students historically underrepresented in higher education through a challenging and engaging curriculum that supports the potential of every student to enter and succeed in a four-year college and transition to a professional career.
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Ecumenical Hunger Program

Ecumenical Hunger Program seeks to provide compassionate, dignified and practical assistance to families and individuals experiencing economic and personal hardship through material help, support services, and advocacy for neighbors in need.
Edgewood Center for Children and Families

Edgewood Center for Children and Families helps thousands of abused, neglected, and traumatized children in the Bay Area through life-changing programs that transform and heal. Edgewood operates residential, community-based, and school-based programs throughout San Francisco, San Mateo, and East Bay (Alameda & Contra Costa) counties among others.
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El Concilio of San Mateo County

El Concilio of San Mateo County is committed to increasing education, employment and access to quality of life services for underserved communities of San Mateo County.
Faith In Action Bay Area

Faith in Action Bay Area develops the shared leadership of community members in order to confront power and change unjust systems through community organizing. FIABA is a multi-racial, multilingual, inter-generational, and cross-class organization led by those most impacted by injustice.
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Family Connections

Family Connections is a family learning community focused on education and growth for underserved children and their parents and caregivers. This capacity building grant supports data collection and evaluation to improve programs and create success for children and their families.
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Five Keys Schools and Programs

Five Keys' social justice mission centers around the vital connections that must be made between education, workforce development, behavioral and therapeutic services, community engagement.
Free At Last: Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services

Free at Last works to rebuild the community from within, reclaiming addicts and giving people who failed in the past the chance to succeed in the future.
Fresh Lifelines for Youth

Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) disrupts the pipeline to prison for Bay Area youth. Our programs connect young people with positive mentors and role models, promote their understanding of the law and their rights, and support them to become leaders among their peers and in their communities. Together with our young people, we also help our juvenile justice systems become more just, humane, and equitable.
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Friends for Youth

Friends for Youth is a nationally recognized, award winning direct-service agency with an over four decades history of measurable success matching youth with caring, adult mentors.
Generations United

Generations United empowers children and families of North Fair Oaks and Redwood City to reach their full potential through building relationships via Academic Enrichment Centers that equip them to succeed.
Girls To Women

Girls to Women provides broad-spectrum after-school and summer programming for girls and young women.
Health Connected

Health Connected is a nonprofit organization based in East Palo Alto that serves thousands of students and their families through comprehensive sexual health education programs. Their mission is to equip young people with information, skills, and support to make thoughtful choices about their relationships and sexual health throughout their lives.
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Hear Us: Youth for Restorative Justice

Hear Us: Youth for Restorative Justice is a youth diversion program for San Mateo County youth that uses peer-led restorative circles and wrap-around youth/family services as an alternative to suspension, expulsion, and referral to the San Mateo County Probation Department.
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Heart and Soul

The HOPE (Helping Our Peers Emerge) Program provides mental health peer mentorship services to reduce psychiatric hospitalization and support people transitioning back into their community.
Herban Health

Herban Health provides support to people who are struggling in the margins of our extended East Palo Alto community. Their team of community-based advocates along with professional practitioners of holistic healthcare use the wisdom and techniques of those practices to provide healing as they honor, support, and above all else, listen to people's own circumstances.
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HIP Housing

HIP Housing's mission is to invest in human potential by improving the housing and lives of people in our community through three programs: Home Sharing, Self Sufficiency, and Property Development.
Home & Hope

Home & Hope provides emergency shelter, support, and services for families facing homelessness while helping them regain long-term self-sufficiency.
Housing Choices

Housing Choices works to enhance the lives of people with developmental and other disabilities and their families by creating and supporting quality, affordable housing opportunities. They help people with disabilities secure the foundation of community living and enjoy rewarding lives in affordable homes of their choosing.
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IEP Collaborative

IEP Collaborative, Inc. aims for students with disabilities to reach their full potential- one child at a time. Offering free legal consultations and seminars to empower student and family education team members on formation and implementation of individualized SpEd plans (IEPs/504s) to secure equitable education and protect against deprivation of educational benefit.
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Immigration Institute of the Bay Area

Immigration Institute of the Bay Area provides high-quality, affordable immigration legal services, education, and civic engagement opportunities.
JobTrain

JobTrain is committed to improving the lives of people in our community through assessment, job skills training, and high-potential career placement.
Juma Ventures

Juma Ventures (Juma) is a nonprofit social enterprise that operates concession businesses at major sports venues with the sole purpose of providing employment and job training to youth ages 16-24 who face significant barriers to joining the workforce or pursuing educational credentials. Juma’s comprehensive suite of services: employment and job training, financial capability education, and career and education supportive services ensure that youth gain the skills to succeed in today’s workforce.
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Justice At Last

Justice At Last’s mission is to empower those who have been labor trafficked and commercially sexually exploited by providing access to free comprehensive legal services, advocacy and specialized trainings to help transform survivors’ lives.
La Raza Centro Legal, San Francisco

La Raza Centro Legal’s mission is to serve the Latinx and wider immigrant community by providing excellent direct legal services by licensed attorneys, to ensure that poverty will not be an impediment to justice.
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County

Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County fights social injustice through civil legal advocacy for people living in poverty and ensures the basic necessities of life, including safe and affordable housing, health care, economic security, immigration, education, and freedom from violence and abuse.
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Live in Peace

Live In Peace’s mission is to empower our youth and young adults to reclaim the vision for their future. We accomplish this through a highly relational model that connects young people to their talents, educational pathways, jobs, and a bright future.
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The Multicultural Institute

The Multicultural Institute works to support immigrant families to reach economic stability and self sufficiency.
My New Red Shoes

My New Red Shoes seeks to improve school attendance, educational experiences, and the quality of life for the community's most vulnerable homeless and low-income children by providing families with cash transfers for basic needs, including new clothing and shoes.
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Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto

Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto's mission is to uplift Latino families in East Palo Alto and the mid-peninsula through community education, leadership development, and advocacy.
Oasis Legal Services

Oasis Legal Services proudly provides quality legal immigration services to under-represented low-income groups with a focus on LGBTQIA+ communities.
One East Palo Alto Neighborhood Improvement Initiative

One East Palo Alto's mission is to serve youth and families, advocate for racial justice/equity, and promote systems change.
One Life Counseling Center

One Life Counseling Center counsels, advocates, and nurtures its clients, community, and schools, and serves everyone in need of services, including those who are unable to pay.
PAHALI Community Land Trust

PAHALI is a community land trust in East Palo Alto sourcing innovation in permanently affordable homeownership; placekeeping for local Placekeepers.
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation

The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation expands the reach and impact of the Palo Alto Art Center through fundraising and advocacy.
Pangea Legal Services

Pangea Legal Services stands with immigrant communities and provides services through direct legal representation, especially in the area of deportation defense.
Peninsula College Fund

The Peninsula College Fund's mission is to empower low-income, first generation college students to graduate and obtain a job that aligns with their career goals.
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center

Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center partners with individuals, groups and institutions to empower people, build relationships, and reduce violence through collaborative and innovative processes.
The People's Music School

The People’s Music School envisions a society where all children have access to the unique social, emotional, intellectual benefits achieved through musical excellence.
Pie Ranch

Pie Ranch's mission is to cultivate a healthy and just food system from seed to table through food education, farmer pathways, and regional partnerships.
Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center

Founded in 1989, the PBRC is a non-profit, community-based organization serving the Filipino population in Daly City and San Mateo County by providing direct services and community education.
Ravenswood Family Health Network

Ravenswood Family Health Network improves the health of our community through culturally sensitive, integrated primary and preventive health care for all, regardless of ability to pay or immigration status, and by collaborating with community partners to address the social determinants of health.
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Rebuilding Together Peninsula

Rebuilding Together Peninsula repairs homes, revitalizes communities, and rebuilds lives by creating safe homes and communities for everyone. This capacity building grant supports program evaluation as well as staff capacity in order to serve Peninsula residents even better.
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ReEvolution

ReEvolution facilitates a circle of intergenerational healing and support to reduce the risk of incarceration and recidivism.
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

Renaissance increases the entrepreneurial capacities of socially and economically diverse women and men and thereby strengthens our communities through the creation of sustainable new businesses, new jobs, and the promotion of financial self-sufficiency.
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San Francisco 49ers Academy

The San Francisco 49ers Academy (49ers Academy), a nonprofit organization, serves students in 6th - 12th grade by bringing academic and enrichment programs, needs-based services, and community resources into East Palo Alto public schools. Since 1996, the 49ers Academy has been driven by one simple goal: provide the most vulnerable students the support and services they need to successfully stay on track and on the path to high school graduation.
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San Mateo County Health Foundation

San Mateo County Health Foundation exists to promote and champion the health and well-being of all residents of our community, regardless of ability to pay, primarily through supporting excellence and innovation in the County’s hospital and clinic system.
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St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County (SVdP) brings resources to families and individuals in need. SVdP programs help avert homelessness, preserve communities, and feed the hungry.
Stanford Children's Health (Lucile Packard Children's Hospital) Teen Health Van

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital is the only health care system in the San Francisco Bay Area—and one of the few in the country—exclusively dedicated to pediatric and obstetric care. Its physicians and health care teams offer comprehensive clinical services, from treatments for rare and complex conditions to well-child care at more than 65 locations.
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StarVista

StarVista delivers high impact services through counseling, skill development, and crisis prevention to children, youth, adults, and families to help all ages and stages through life’s challenges.
Success Centers

Success Centers works to empower marginalized community members through education, employment, and art, so they may develop a positive self-image as well as a sense of hope and purpose for their future.
There With Care of the Bay Area

There With Care of the Bay Area's mission is to provide a wide range of thoughtful and fundamental services to families and children during the critical phase of a medical crisis.
Upward Scholars

Upward Scholars’ mission is to provide adult immigrants the boost they need to move up the economic ladder through education and career development support.
WeHOPE

WeHOPE seeks to help people become healthy, employed, and housed using innovative solutions. This is accomplished through its 55-bed shelter, Dignity on Wheels Mobile hygiene program, RV Safe Parking Program, and HOPE Jobs Program.
Year Up

Year Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education.
Youth Community Service

Youth Community Service's mission is to bridge the gap in our communities through youth service.
Youth Leadership Institute

Youth Leadership Institute builds communities where young people and their adult allies come together to create positive community change that promotes social justice and racial equity.
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