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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announces 2019 local grantees

 
From left, former director of the Ecumenical Hunger Program Nevida Butler, with Jackie Garcia, Family Services Associate at the Ecumenical Hunger Program; and Priscilla Chan, co-founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, who met Jan. 18 at the Ecumenical Hunger Program's food distribution center in East Palo Alto. (Photo courtesy of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.)

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has announced the recipients of its local grant program for 2019. Nearly 40 local organizations that help meet the basic needs of people in Belle Haven, East Palo Alto, North Fair Oaks and Redwood City will receive grants of $25,000 to $100,000, according to a press statement released Jan. 29.

“The tireless work of these organizations improves the daily lives of countless local residents and shapes our community for the better,” said Priscilla Chan, co-founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

The initiative's 2019 community grant cycle gave priority to local nonprofits that address food security, safety, mental health and health care, as well as housing and homelessness, education, immigration, transportation and workforce development.

Organizations had to have a budget of at least $100,000 and be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, a fiscally sponsored project, a local municipality, or a government agency. More information can be found here.

The grantees are:

Able Works, Adolescent Counseling Services, Belle Haven Community Development Fund, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, Businesses United in Investing, Lending and Development, CASA of San Mateo County, Chicana Latina Foundation, Children's Health Council, Community Gatepath, CORA (Communities Overcoming Relationship Abuse), the East Palo Alto Academy Foundation, Eastside College Preparatory School, Ecumenical Hunger Program, Faith in Action Bay Area, Free at Last: Recovery and Rehabilitation Services, Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc., Girls to Women, Good Karma Bikes, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, HIP Housing, International Institute of the Bay Area, JobTrain, Inc., Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, the Multicultural Institute, Menlo Together, Multicultural Counseling and Educational Services of the Bay Area, My New Red Shoes, Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto, Peninsula Volunteers, Inc., Project WeHOPE, Ravenswood Family Health Center, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center Mid-Peninsula, Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network, St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room, Street Life Ministries, StreetCode Academy, and The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County.

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