Fiscally sponsors local efforts;
Raises funds to sponsor major community events;
Hosts community-building events in parks and other public places;
Organizes 150+ volunteers each year to staff Foundation and city-sponsored events;
Puts the arts front-and-center by organizing, funding and supporting public art and murals, youth education, art workshops, and local artists;
Provides technical, volunteer and financial support to Redwood City's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department; and
Grants funds to the Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department to help increase their capacity to serve the community.
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CZI Community Space
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), a Redwood City-based philanthropic organization, operates the CZI Community Space, and offers high-quality meeting and event space to local organizations based in and serving San Mateo County, free of charge. The Foundation created an Arts Programming Plan for the CZI Community Space and in 2022 will work with an Art Advisory Work Group to develop semi-annual art exhibitions.
The chalk art festival is the newcomer to the 75 year old 4th of July festivities in downtown Redwood City. Participation is FREE TO ALL and gives everyone an opportunity to participate and get their “inner artist out”!
This wonderful community event has it all - a BBQ dinner, games, sing-a-long, storyteller, campfire, s'mores, pancake breakfast and more! Campers young and old enjoy the annual campout at Red Morton Park.
Picnic en Blanc
The Foundation's annual fundraiser, Picnic en Blanc is a non-traditional picnic in a non-traditional location. We call it our end of the summer pop-up picnic dinner and dance party. This event brings hundreds of friends and family together to eat, dance, celebrate and fundraise for a local cause.
The Foundation manages the Kindness Ambassador Program and the playground programming fund which adds sparkle to the Magical Bridge Playground, a play space that welcomes EVERYONE.