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Going the Distance: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Supports Teachers with $1.2 Million in Funding fo... Going the Distance: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Supports Teachers with $1.2 Million in Funding for Distance Learning...
May 7, 2020 - To help mark Teacher Appreciation Week, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced a $1.2 million grant to DonorsChoose designed to support teachers as they navigate their new normal amid COVID-19. The grant will provide funding for DonorsChoose’s new, “distance learning” category. Within the new category, teachers nationwide are...Read more
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Commits $5 Million to Bay Area COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Mar 27, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced it will commit an initial $5 million to support Bay Area COVID-19 emergency relief efforts, funding local organizations and agencies responding to the pandemic in San Mateo County, where CZI is based, and the broader San Francisco Bay Area. “We are deeply concerned about the health and safety of...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more