Investing in Racial Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Racial equity cannot be a siloed goal. As we work to build a better future for everyone, CZI is committed to centering racial equity throughout our work to eradicate disease, unlock student potential, and address the needs of our local communities. Learn more about our work to support diversity, equity and inclusion in science, education and our local communities. For more information about our racial equity grant partners across our work, view our grants database.
Racial Equity Grantmaking Criteria
Our commitment includes directing funds to support organizations who are building just and sustainable systems to accelerate racial equity, diversity and inclusion while driving progress across our work at CZI. Read our FAQs for more information.
Cultivate the leadership of people of color
Change systems, policy and institutions that historically negatively impact communities of color
Address the current material conditions of people of color to mitigate racial inequities and outcomes disparities
Build the cultural, economic, and/or political power of individuals and communities of color
“Changing systems and changing narratives takes multiracial, intergenerational and cross-functional collaboration among educators, students, families, communities and policymakers. When we combine their knowledge with what the research tells us about the type of environments that help students thrive, then we can truly build school cultures that set every young king–and all students–up for success.”
“Morehouse School of Medicine is thrilled to partner with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative on the Accelerate Precision Health program. CZI support will allow MSM to expand our educational programs and our world-class genomics research enterprise simultaneously. Through this partnership, MSM will train more graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, hire additional research scientists, and establish an endowed faculty position funded by CZI. These measures will enhance Morehouse School of Medicine’s continued commitment to academic excellence, service, and innovation as we lead the creation and advancement of health equity”
“CZI’s generous donation supported our ability to deliver a first-of its-kind program. Our competency-based model was designed to help protect and preserve the legacy of HBCUs, and included the participation of 40 current and former HBCU Presidents, coaches and mentors. We are grateful for CZI's support in our quest to give inaugural Fellows a world-class leadership experience.”