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Justice & Opportunity

Bay Area Housing Partnership Celebrates First Year Progress

Feb 4, 2020 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF — Bay Area elected officials, community, faith, and business leaders, and philanthropic funders marked the first anniversary of the Partnership for the Bay’s Future by announcing the recipients of the Partnership’s first-ever “Challenge Grants” to seven Bay Area local governments and non-profit partner...

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Community

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launches the CZI Community Space in Downtown Redwood City

Jan 23, 2020 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. — The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced the launch of the CZI Community Space. Located in downtown Redwood City, the CZI Community Space offers free meeting and event space to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations located in and serving San Mateo County, where CZI is based, as well as Redwood City and San Mateo...

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Community

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces 2020 CZI Community Fund Recipients

Jan 9, 2020 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. — The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced nearly $3.5 million in grants to Bay Area organizations* working on the most critical issues facing our local communities. Forty organizations supporting Belle Haven, East Palo Alto, North Fair Oaks, and Redwood City will receive funding through the annual CZI Community...

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CZI in the News

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary with Release of 2019 Annual Letter

Dec 3, 2019 - Today, we’re celebrating the four-year anniversary of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) with the release of CZI’s 2019 annual letter. In 2015, Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg announced their pledge to give away 99% of their wealth, just before their family of two became three. And so CZI was born, and four years later, the...

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Justice & Opportunity

Transforming Prosecution

Nov 22, 2019 - “As a former prosecutor, I’ve seen firsthand how the daily decisions prosecutors make in court can have life-altering outcomes for individuals, families, and communities. One prosecutorial decision — to seek a felony or a misdemeanor, to insist on jail or treatment — can reverberate for a lifetime. It is an emerging truism that prosecutors...

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Justice & Opportunity

Expanding Opportunities for Incarcerated Students

Aug 30, 2019 - Higher education can be powerful and life-changing for incarcerated students. It’ s one of the best pathways to jobs, higher wages, and opportunity for those returning home, and also improves the safety and culture of prisons.  Today there are over 2.3 million people incarcerated in America, but only around 9 percent of these individuals receive...

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