Grants & Ventures

In addition to traditional grantmaking to support people and organizations working toward our missions in Science, Education, Justice & Opportunity – as well as in our local community – the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative makes venture investments in impact-focused companies, builds tools and products that we can scale and give away for free, and engages in policy and advocacy work to help shape debates.

"Ventures at CZI" team member meeting with developers in Africa about work on distributed engineering teams of global companies.
November 15, 2017 | Vivian Wu, Ventures at CZI, in Nairobi, Kenya, meeting with Andela developers Cecilia Wahome and Linnette Wanjiru. Andela trains and manages brilliant developers in Africa to work on distributed engineering teams of global companies. Photograph by Robert Opiyo
November 15, 2017 | Vivian Wu, Ventures at CZI, in Nairobi, Kenya, meeting with Andela developers Cecilia Wahome and Linnette Wanjiru. Andela trains and manages brilliant developers in Africa to work on distributed engineering teams of global companies. Photograph by Robert Opiyo

Funding

Grants

We make grants to people and organizations working in support of our missions in Science, Education, and Justice and Opportunity – as well as giving directed to our local community.

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Ventures

We invest in innovative companies globally that are developing transformative solutions to the issues at the heart of CZI’s mission while building scalable, sustainable businesses.

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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).