Feb 27, 2019 · 2 min read

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

Leaders of the 37 local Bay Area non-profits that were selected as 2019 CZI Community Fund Grantees, at an event honoring their work in Redwood City, CA on February 26, 2019. Photo credit: Dale Ramos, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

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 Alto, North Fair Oaks, Belle Haven, and Redwood City.

Priscilla Chan, Co-Founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, speaks at an event honoring CZI Community Fund grant recipients on February 26, 2019 in Redwood City, CA. Photo credit: Dale Ramos, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

“You are the real heroes,” said Priscilla Chan co-Founder of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, at Tuesday’s event. “You are what makes it possible for many of the families in our community to survive and hopefully to thrive. We are so excited to learn alongside you to see what more we can do for our communities moving forward.”

Created in 2017, the CZI Community Fund supports local organizations working to address the most urgent needs of our community, like housing and homelessness, education, immigration, transportation, and workforce development. In addition to these issues, our 2019 giving also supports work around food security, safety/security, and mental health/health care — services identified by local communities as most in need of further support.

Each year-long grant ranges from $25,000 to $100,000 and will support these non-profit organizations in developing solutions to some of the most urgent and pressing challenges faced by our local communities. Additionally, CZI will provide capacity building and networking opportunities to ensure organizations are set up for success and working collaboratively with one another.

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