Oct 4, 2023 · 3 min read

CZI Community Fund: Driving Local Impact in San Mateo County

We’re supporting 39 local organizations who are building a more equitable, inclusive and just San Mateo County.

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At CZI, we believe that building lasting, valuable impact starts in the communities in which we live and work. It’s one of the reasons we launched the Community Fund in 2017, an annual funding opportunity for organizations that are helping create a more socially, economically, and racially just San Mateo County.

Through their programs and services, Community Fund partners are increasing access to the building blocks of social and economic well-being, including housing, healthcare, education, job and career skills and other social supports. We see the impact of this partnership come to life in a myriad of ways: through art enrichment programs for youth, job readiness workshops, counseling for underserved families and much more.

We’re thrilled to support 39 organizations through the Community Fund in the upcoming year. Grantees will receive two-year grants, enabling them to have greater flexibility to address the most urgent needs facing the local community. The Community Fund pairs grants with capacity building to support leadership and organizational development so local groups have the resources and tools they need to further their missions and work.

“These organizations are part of the foundation of San Mateo County and help families thrive by offering vital social supports, including access to healthcare, education, career development and housing,” says Andrea Jones, director of Bay Area Giving at CZI. “We’re thrilled to partner with these vibrant, important nonprofits in the coming year to further our mission of creating a more equitable, inclusive and just San Mateo County.”

CZI’s newest Community Fund grantees include:

  • Art in Action
  • Boys and Girls Club of the Coastside
  • Building Skills Partnership
  • Casa Circulo Cultural
  • Centro Community Partners
  • Chicana Latina Foundation
  • Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse
  • Daly City Youth Health Center
  • Edgewood Center
  • Faith In Action Bay Area
  • Health Connected
  • Housing Choices
  • Immigration Institute of the Bay Area
  • Islamic Networks Group
  • JobTrain
  • Justice At Last
  • La Raza Centro Legal, San Francisco
  • Life Science Cares Bay Area
  • Love Never Fails
  • Oasis Legal Services
  • One Life Counseling Center
  • Pangea Legal Services
  • Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center
  • Public Health Institute
  • Rebuilding Together Peninsula
  • ReEvolution
  • Rise South City
  • Rosalie Rendu Inc.
  • South County Community Health Center, Inc.: Ravenswood Family Health Network
  • St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County
  • Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Teen Van
  • StarVista
  • The Multicultural Institute
  • The Peninsula College Fund
  • Upward Scholars
  • WeHOPE
  • Working Solutions
  • Youth Community Service
  • Youth Leadership Institute

Since its launch, the CZI Community Fund has made grants to 170+ local organizations investing $30M in our local communities. Learn more about the newest CZI Community Fund recipients at chanzuckerberg.com/community/fund.


About the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was founded in 2015 to help solve some of society’s toughest challenges — from eradicating disease and improving education, to addressing the needs of our communities. Through collaboration, providing resources and building technology, our mission is to help build a more inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone. For more information, please visit chanzuckerberg.com.

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