Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces 2020 CZI Community Fund Recipients
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced nearly $3.5 million in grants to Bay Area organizations* working on the most critical issues facing local communities. A number of the 40 organizations are based in Menlo Park and almost all offer services in the city’s Belle Haven neighborhood. Organizations in East Palo Alto, unincorporated North Fair Oaks, and Redwood City are also receiving funding through the annual CZI Community Fund.
“The CZI Fund recipients provide crucial services and programs that will continue to have a positive impact in the communities they serve,” said Menlo Park Mayor Cecilia Taylor, who represents District 1, which includes the Belle Haven neighborhood. “I’m also very encouraged to see that there are several organizations on the list that serve local residents. I’m grateful for their service to the City. In addition, the City of Menlo Park contributes annually to programs and services that improve the quality of life for our residents.
“I am also hopeful that CZI will continue to inform their funding decisions based on the San Mateo County data and priorities for building healthy, equitable communities. This will ensure that they continue to fund the most deserving and needy organizations, and in the process address the inequity that exists in our towns and neighborhoods.”