Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces $ 7 Million in Grants for Local Organizations | New


Melissa Zaragoza, training group leader, grabs a pair of headphones for Jayce, kindergarten at Costaño Elementary School, to use during class at the Boys and Girls Club in East Palo Alto on September 16, 2020. The Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula receives a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Photo by Magali Gauthier.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced this week that it will commit to providing $ 7 million in grants to 75 organizations in San Mateo County that support underserved communities.

The organization, created by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, commits to its fifth annual community fund, with each fund partner receiving grants over two years of up to $ 200,000.

According to CZI officials, the fund aims to raise the voices of Bay Area residents most affected by racial inequalities by creating programs that support leadership and community organizations.

“Community Fund partners know what communities need most and how to have the greatest impact, and we want the program to reflect that,” said CZI de Community Vice President Cristina Huezo. “Our goal this year was to extend our support to organizations working in San Mateo County through a community-centered and trust-based approach, and we are grateful for their thoughtful contributions on how to improve and shape the program this year and into the future. “

The 2022 Community Fund grant recipients include the Chicana Latina Foundation, the East Palo Alto Academy Foundation, the Youth Leadership Institute, Pangea Legal Services, the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, the Immigration Institute of the Bay Area and dozens of others.


Comments are closed.