2019 Annual Letter from Priscilla & Mark

Being structured as an LLC allows the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to support any idea — whether it’s from a non-profit or a for-profit organization working on issues we care about — that could make a real difference in people’s lives.”
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Priscilla Chan

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.

one of the first women to learn computer programming at a prison in Oklahoma
February 11, 2019 I Chasity Choate, student of CZI grantee The Last Mile at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, is one of the first women to learn computer programming at a prison in Oklahoma.
Vivian Wu, Ventures at CZI, in Nairobi, Kenya, meeting with Andela developers Cecilia Wahome and man with glasses, as we only have a Linnette Wanjiru. Andela trains and manages brilliant developers in Africa to 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

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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Note: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, LLC is the main vehicle for funding CZI’s Venture investments, as well CZI’s organizational infrastructure and operational costs.