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Community - August 8, 2018

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative accepting local grant proposals

by Kate Bradshaw

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, funded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan, is looking to fund a new round of nonprofits working in Belle Haven, East Palo Alto, North Fair Oaks and Redwood City to help vulnerable people and families address basic needs, the company announced Tuesday.

The grants, which will fund nonprofits' ongoing operations or specific projects, range from $25,000 to $100,000.

In January, the Palo Alto-based Chan Zuckerberg Initiative provided grants within the same range of funding to 41 local nonprofits, including Children's Health Council, College Track, Belle Haven Action, Art in Action, JobTrain, GRID Alternatives, Hack the Hood, the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County, Menlo Spark, Peninsula Family Service, Project WeHOPE, and the Ravenswood Family Health Center.

The new grant cycle will expand beyond the last cycle's parameters of working with nonprofits that support education, homelessness, housing, immigration, transportation and workforce development to include nonprofits that help people deal with health problems, mental health and food security. Current grantees are eligible to apply.

The grant application can be found at The application deadline is 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Recipients will be notified in the fall and finalists will be announced in early 2019, according to the organization.


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