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Community

Leaders from 37 Bay Area Community Organizations Recognized at CZI Community Event in Redwood City

Feb 27, 2019 - February 27, 2019, Redwood City, CA – Yesterday, we celebrated community leaders who are working tirelessly to improve the everyday lives of Bay Area residents at an event in Redwood City. These leaders represent 37 local organizations that were selected as 2019 CZI Community Fund Grantees, for the critical work they are doing in East Palo...

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Community

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Community Fund to Support 37 Local Organizations

Jan 29, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Community Fund, which responds to pressing local needs in San Mateo County, announced support for 37 organizations working in Belle Haven, East Palo Alto, North Fair Oaks, and Redwood City.  These organizations represent a rich array of community-led efforts to help improve the everyday lives of residents,...

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Justice & Opportunity

Bay Area Philanthropy, Business, and Community Advocates Unite to Launch Landmark Regional Housing... Bay Area Philanthropy, Business, and Community Advocates Unite to Launch Landmark Regional Housing Partnership

Jan 24, 2019 - SAN FRANCISCO — Today, Bay Area community and faith leaders, housing advocates, business leaders, and philanthropists launched a regional public-private housing partnership that will build one of the country’s largest investment funds to address the regional affordable housing crisis. The Partnership for the Bay’s Future aims to advance the...

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Venture

Quartz Africa: Andela’s Latest $100 Million Funding Round is Led by a Former US Vice President

Jan 23, 2019 - This piece was published in Quartz Africa on January 23, 2019. Software developer training and outsourcing company, Andela has announced a $100 million Series D round. It’s one of the largest ever single rounds raised by an African-focused tech company, keeping pace with Andela’s track record of big-ticket rounds. The round is led by Generation...

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Community

CZI’s Day of Service Highlights Bay Area Partners Addressing Pressing Local Challenges

Jan 21, 2019 - In order to work toward a future for everyone where people have the power to shape their communities, it’s vital to invest right here at home in the San Francisco Bay Area. One way CZI aims to do just that is through our annual Day of Service, an event that builds upon our local community engagement, grantmaking and volunteering throughout the...

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News

Palo Alto Weekly: Priscilla Chan’s The Primary School combines health care with academics

Jan 16, 2019 - Friday, January 11, 2019 When 4-year-old Julian DiCarlo started preschool at The Primary School in East Palo Alto, his mother could understand only about half of what he said, owing to his speech delay. Before going to school, he would be panicked, scared, nervous and crying, his mother, Erica DiCarlo, said. At the ambitious, tuition-free private...

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