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Check out the latest news and stories about our work in the community and within our Science, Education, and Justice & Opportunity initiatives.

Community

Supporting Palo Alto’s Project WeHOPE, Getting People Back on the Road to Self-Sufficiency

Apr 5, 2018 - Through our Bay Area Community Fund, we stand behind organizations like Project WeHope, and the leaders who make them work. Our vision for making the Bay Area a more inclusive, equitable place starts with local leaders who share that vision, serving their communities. “‘WeHOPE’ stands for ‘we help other people excel.’ I’ve lived in or...

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Education

Supporting Reach Every Reader to Better Understand How Children Learn to Read

Mar 6, 2018 - Priscilla Chan:  Too many students in elementary school are reading below their grade level, a huge educational disadvantage that can potentially set them back for the rest of their lives. That’s why we’re announcing support for Reach Every Reader, a new initiative aimed at gaining a better understanding of how children learn to read so we can...

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News

41 Organizations Making the Bay Area More Equitable & Inclusive

Feb 28, 2018 - Priscilla Chan:  Mark and I are proud to support 41 organizations dedicated to making the Bay Area a more equitable, inclusive place. Yesterday, we had the chance to bring many of the leaders behind those organizations together in one place. I spoke with Angie Ibarra, the executive director of Generations United, an organization serving low income...

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Community

Announcing the First Grantees of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Community Fund

Jan 17, 2018 - Priscilla Chan:  Today, I am excited to share the first grantees of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Community Fund. The Bay Area has been Mark and my home for the past decade. We love the Bay Area and we want to make it a place where individuals from all backgrounds can thrive. We’ve been fortunate to work firsthand with so many...

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Community

Support for Redwood City’s Magical Bridge Playground

Nov 9, 2017 - The Magical Bridge Playground is coming to Redwood City! We’re proud to support this new playground at the Red Morton Community Park. It is mindfully designed to be accessible and meet the unique needs of everyone, regardless of age or ability, and will be a place for the community to come together. We’re contributing the Tot Zone, designed for...

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Community

CZI Community Fund: Supporting Local Leaders

Oct 25, 2017 - Today, we’re announcing a new CZI Community Fund to support local leaders in the Bay Area. Non-profits, schools, and municipalities serving residents of Belle Haven, East Palo Alto, North Fair Oaks, and Redwood City are encouraged to apply. This fund will respond to local community needs around education, housing, homelessness, immigration,...

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