The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was founded in 2015 to help solve some of society’s toughest challenges — from eradicating disease and improving education, to addressing the needs of our local communities. Our mission is to build a more inclusive, just, and healthy future for everyone.
Luck is not a national strategy. We need to build strategies that take luck out of the equation for every person.
What We Do
Across our work in Science, Education, and within our communities, we pair technology with grantmaking, impact investing, and collaboration to help accelerate the pace of progress towards our mission.
We support the science and technology that will make it possible to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of the 21st century. We foster collaboration between scientists and engineers, develop new technologies, and build support for basic scientific research.
We want to ensure that every student — not just a lucky few — can get an education that’s tailored to their individual needs and supports every aspect of their development. And we want every teacher to be equipped with the tools and research they need to help get them there.
We support work to create greater opportunity for communities in the Bay Area and across California, which includes flexible, responsive grantmaking; capacity building for local organizations; and partnerships around key issues, like housing affordability and homelessness.
CZI is composed of four funding entities: the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, LLC (the main operational funding vehicle); the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Foundation (a 501(c)(3) private foundation); the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation; and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Advocacy, (a 501(c)(4) organization).
We work at the intersection of philanthropy and technology, while supporting movement and capacity building to achieve progress across our focus areas with a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens.
Grants & Ventures
Movement & Capacity Building
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Engineering solutions to the scale of the issues we’re tackling require fresh perspectives and diverse experiences. Our team’s strength is defined by our ability to bring a wide range of voices to the table — including those from historically marginalized groups. We are committed to maintaining a workplace where everyone is—and feels — welcomed, respected, supported, and valued.