Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites local nonprofits to apply for grants

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites nonprofits to apply for grants

in Community/Featured/Headline

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is providing nonprofit organizations serving North Fair Oaks, Redwood City, Belle Haven and East Palo Alto grants of up to $100,000 as part of its 2021 CZI Community Fund.

Applications can be submitted online or through paper application through Aug. 17.

Created in 2017, the CZI Community Fund supports organizations providing resources and services for basic needs like housing and food assistance, education, and job skills training, and to help respond to issues impacting the community like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organizations selected for the 2021 Community Fund grant partner cohort will receive a one-time unrestricted or project grant and “the chance to participate in a collaborative codesigned capacity building program to support leadership and organizational development,” according to CZI.

“These are organizations working to ensure the economic and social well-being of communities most impacted by structural racism and inequities, including Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people; immigrants, regardless of documentation status; and people who identify as LGBTQIA+,” according to CZI.

Since its launch, the CZI Community Fund has made grants to more than 70 local organizations.

“Local nonprofits have long led the fight to make sure that all members of our community have the opportunity and resources they need to thrive,” Cristina Huezo, director of community at CZI, said in a statement. “Now more than ever, we’re proud to partner with these organizations, and are grateful for their tireless commitment to our community.”

Learn more about the CZI Community Fund, including application criteria and eligibility requirements, by clicking here.

CZI was founded by Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015 to leverage technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges — from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system.

Image: Dr. Priscilla Chan