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Community

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces $7 Million in Grants to Organizations Supporting San Mateo... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces $7 Million in Grants to Organizations Supporting San Mateo County Communities

CZI will commit $7 million in grants to 75 organizations working in San Mateo County through the fifth annual Community Fund.

Dec 2, 2021 · 4 min read

Education

CZI Supports Racial Diversity in Education to Improve Outcomes for All Students

New grants will fund organizations that train and support teachers and education leaders of color.

Nov 11, 2021 · 5 min read

Science

CZI Awards $13 Million to Patient-Led Organizations Advancing Rare Disease Research

CZI announced $13 million in funding for 40 patient-led, rare disease advocacy organizations working alongside researchers and clinicians.

Nov 3, 2021 · 4 min read

Education

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Commits more than $17 Million to Support Student and Caregiver Powe... The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Commits more than $17 Million to Support Student and Caregiver Power in Education

CZI announced the first round of grants to organizations supporting students and caregivers to leverage their voice and power in school and district decision-making.

Oct 12, 2021 · 6 min read

Science

Betting Big on Science and Technology

Dr. Priscilla Chan, co-founder and co-CEO of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) joined Sarah Neville, global health editor...

Sep 14, 2021 · 21 min read

Science

CZI Awards $16 Million for Foundational Open Source Software Tools Essential to Biomedicine

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $11.1 million in funding for open source software projects that are...

Aug 31, 2021 · 2 min read

COVID-19

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces $15 Million COVID-19 Response Portfolio for Vaccine Equity and... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces $15 Million COVID-19 Response Portfolio for Vaccine Equity and Community Engageme...

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced a commitment of $15 million to help bolster COVID-19 response and...

Jun 24, 2021 · 4 min read

Science

SciDev.Net: Why Sharing Bioimaging Tech is Crucial to Global Health

This piece was published by SciDev.Net on June 15, 2021. Progress in human health comes in many forms. We learn more about...

Jun 22, 2021 · 6 min read

Science

CZI Awards $28 Million for Visual Proteomics and Announces New Funding Opportunity for Software... CZI Awards $28 Million for Visual Proteomics and Announces New Funding Opportunity for Software Development

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced nearly $28 million in grants to support technology developments that...

Jun 17, 2021 · 4 min read

Science

New Sharon Begley-STAT Science Reporting Fellowship Aims to Increase Racial and Ethnic Diversity... New Sharon Begley-STAT Science Reporting Fellowship Aims to Increase Racial and Ethnic Diversity Among Next Generatio...

STAT, the nation’s leading health, science, and medicine publication, and the Knight Science Journalism Program at the...

Jun 1, 2021 · 6 min read

Science

STAT: Use Single-Cell Biology to Shed Light on Pediatric Diseases Currently in the Dark

This piece was published in STAT on May 24, 2021. There are few things harder for a physician to say to a patient than “I...

May 26, 2021 · 7 min read

Education

The 74: When Teachers Succeed, Students Do, Too.

This piece was published in The 74 on May 17, 2021. As more schools reopen, educators across the United States are having...

May 17, 2021 · 6 min read

Science

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s COVID-19 Response Effort Chronicled in New... Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s COVID-19 Response Effort Chronicled in New Michael Lewis Book

Editor’s Note: This release has been updated to include the recorded Clubhouse conversation. On May 4, 2021, Michael Lewis,...

May 14, 2021 · 3 min read

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

CZI will provide an additional $10 million in funding by year’s end.

May 13, 2021 · 10 min read

Science

CNN: Race for the Vaccine Documentary

RACE FOR THE VACCINE” is a documentary exploring the global quest to develop, trial, manufacture, and distribute...

May 10, 2021 · 3 min read

Housing Affordability

Local Rental Owners Collaborative Launches in South Los Angeles to Preserve Housing and Preve... Local Rental Owners Collaborative Launches in South Los Angeles to Preserve Housing and Prevent Tenant Displacement

Today, the Los Angeles Local Rental Owners Collaborative (LROC) launched in South Los Angeles to support local, independent...

Apr 15, 2021 · 7 min read

Education

CoSN to Study At-Home Learning Connectivity Needs, Develop Recommended Bandwidth Guidelines to Close... CoSN to Study At-Home Learning Connectivity Needs, Develop Recommended Bandwidth Guidelines to Close ‘Homework Gap’

Washington, D.C – CoSN today announced a study on students’ at-home internet access and connectivity aimed at helping...

Feb 23, 2021 · 5 min read

Community

CZI Joins Other Funders to Support Launch of $100 Million California Black Freedom Fund

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative joined with philanthropic organizations and funders to announce the launch of the California...

Feb 4, 2021 · 3 min read

Justice & Opportunity

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces $450 Million to Accelerate Criminal Justice & Immigratio... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces $450 Million to Accelerate Criminal Justice & Immigration Reform

Editor’s Note: This release has been updated to include the new organization name for our criminal justice reform strategic...

Jan 27, 2021 · 7 min read

CZI will commit $7 million in grants to 75 organizations working in San Mateo County through the fifth annual Community Fund.

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