Nov 17, 2022 · 3 min read

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces Funding for 64 Local Organizations Supporting San Mateo County Communities

Community Fund partners support the economic and social well-being of communities across San Mateo County


The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced $6 million in grants to 64 organizations in San Mateo County through the CZI Community Fund, an annual funding opportunity for organizations that are helping create a more socially, economically, and racially just San Mateo County. 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.

Created in 2017, the Community Fund supports organizations across San Mateo County that are increasing access to the building blocks of social and economic well-being — including areas like housing, healthcare, education, job and career skills, and other social supports. Through their programs and services, Community Fund partners are also galvanizing community voice so that everyone — regardless of their background or income level — has the opportunity to shape their lives and communities.

2023 Community Fund partners will receive two-year grants up to $200,000, enabling
partners to have greater flexibility to address the most urgent needs facing the local community.

“Local, community-driven solutions are the key to building a healthier, more equitable community in San Mateo County,” said Andrea Jones, Director of Bay Area Giving at CZI. “CZI is proud to partner with our 2023 Community Fund partners to advance access to housing, healthcare, education, and other social supports for our communities.”

2023 Community Fund grant partners include:

  • Abode Services
  • Acknowledge Alliance
  • Adolescent Counseling Services 
  • Aim High for High School
  • All Five
  • Belle Haven Action 
  • Belle Haven Community Development Fund 
  • Boys & Girls Club North San Mateo County 
  • Caminar 
  • CASA of San Mateo County 
  • CoastPride
  • Coastside Children’s Programs, Inc. 
  • Dream Volunteers 
  • DreamCatchers, Inc. 
  • East Palo Alto Center for Community Media 
  • East Palo Alto Community Archive 
  • East Palo Alto Kids Foundation 
  • East Palo Alto Senior Center 
  • English Together 
  • Envision Your Pathway 
  • Foundation for a College Education 
  • Fresh Approach 
  • Golden State Opportunity 
  • Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley
  • Homework Central 
  • Hope Horizon East Palo Alto 
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center 
  • Izzi Early Education 
  • Leadership Council San Mateo County 
  • Lighthouse Silicon Valley 
  • Menlo Spark
  • Menlo Together 
  • Mental Health Association of San Mateo County
  • Museum of the African Diaspora 
  • New Creation Home Ministries 
  • North Fair Oaks Community Alliance 
  • One New Heartbeat, Inc. 
  • Pacific Community Ventures 
  • Peninsula Bridge
  • Peninsula Family YMCA
  • Pivotal
  • Positive Alternative Recreation 
  • Raising a Reader 
  • Replate 
  • Redwood City Police Activities League
  • Retraining the Village
  • RISE — Reaching and Inspiring Success through Education
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area
  • Root & Rebound
  • San Mateo County Office of Arts and Culture
  • San Mateo County Parks Foundation
  • San Mateo County Union Community Alliance
  • Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN)
  • Siena Youth Center
  • Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
  • Sonrisas Dental Health
  • St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room
  • StreetCode Academy
  • Tahirih Justice Center
  • United through Education
  • Voices of Recovery San Mateo County
  • Women’s Achievement Network and Development Alliance (WANDA)
  • YMCA of Silicon Valley

Since its launch, the CZI Community Fund has made grants to 170+ local organizations investing $26M in our local communities. Learn more about the 2023 CZI Community Fund recipients at


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

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