Jan 9, 2020 · 3 min read

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces 2020 CZI Community Fund Recipients

Recipients include organizations addressing food security, workforce development, mental health, immigration, education, and more


REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced nearly $3.5 million in grants to Bay Area organizations* working on the most critical issues facing our local communities. Forty organizations supporting Belle Haven, East Palo Alto, North Fair Oaks, and Redwood City will receive funding through the annual CZI Community Fund

Launched in 2017, the CZI Community Fund has made grants to more than 70 local organizations. This year’s CZI Community Fund recipients include organizations focused on food security, workforce development, homelessness, immigration, health care, mentoring, education, and more. 

“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 at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. “We’re grateful for their leadership, and are proud to support and partner with them in 2020.” 

2020 CZI Community Fund recipients include:

  • Able Works
  • Aim High for High School
  • Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership – Emergency Medical Services Corps
  • Belle Haven Community Development Fund 
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula
  • CASA of San Mateo County
  • Community Gatepath 
  • Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse 
  • East Palo Alto Academy Foundation
  • Eastside College Preparatory School
  • Ecumenical Hunger Program
  • Faith in Action Bay Area
  • Family Connections
  • Free At Last: Community Recovery And Rehabilitation Services
  • Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc.
  • Girls To Women
  • HIP Housing
  • Immigration Institute of the Bay Area
  • JobTrain
  • Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
  • Live in Peace
  • Multicultural Counseling and Educational Services of the Bay Area
  • Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto
  • One East Palo Alto Neighborhood Improvement Initiative
  • One Life Counseling Center
  • Pangea Legal Services
  • Peninsula Bridge
  • Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center
  • Project WeHope
  • Ravenswood Family Health Center 
  • Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
  • Retraining The Village
  • Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
  • Services Immigrant Rights & Education Network
  • St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room
  • St. Francis Center 
  • Tax-Aid
  • The Multicultural Institute
  • The Society of St. Vincent de Paul 
  • Youth United for Community Action

2020 CZI Community Fund recipients will receive year-long grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000. In addition, CZI will partner with recipients to identify additional ways to support their work, including capacity building trainings and collaboration opportunities. 

Through the CZI Community Fund and additional local programming, CZI is building partnerships to support the work of local leaders and organizations who are tackling the region’s most pressing challenges. Learn more about 2020 CZI Community Fund recipients at chanzuckerberg.com/community/fund.  

*Tax status: Organizations must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, have a valid fiscal agent or sponsor that is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or be a local municipality or government agency.

About the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Founded by Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a new kind of philanthropy that’s leveraging technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges — from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system. Across three core Initiative focus areas of Science, Education, and Justice & Opportunity, we’re pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, and policy and advocacy work to help build an inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone. For more information, please visit chanzuckerberg.com


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