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Justice & Opportunity

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Engages on Key California Ballot Measures

Jul 31, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), announced additional funding for two 2020 California ballot measure committees. This includes an additional $4.5 million in support of Proposition 15, which would restore an estimated $12 billion annually in much-needed local revenue to California communities by closing commercial property tax loopholes;...

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Education

CZI Awards Grants to Support a Back-to-School Focus on Student Well-Being

Jul 29, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced grants to five organizations that will partner with students, teachers, and families on projects that are race equity-centered, and will focus on strong connections and relationships. The grants are the latest in a series of commitments designed to foster student and educator well-being and...

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Community

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces Funding Opportunity for Organizations Supporting Belle Have... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces Funding Opportunity for Organizations Supporting Belle Haven, East Palo Alto, North...

Jul 20, 2020 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. — The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced the opening of the 2021 CZI Community Fund, a funding opportunity for local organizations working to bring increased equity, power, and opportunity to communities in and around Redwood City, where CZI is headquartered. The 2021 Community Fund will support organizations...

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Science

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $1.3 Million to Support the Global Rare Disease Community

Jul 16, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $1.3 million in funding to support the global rare disease community through two distinct grants to the U.S.-based National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe. These grants will support organizational capacity building programs and awareness campaigns for...

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Science

CZI Launches New Effort to Support Technology Development in Imaging

Jul 9, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced a new effort to support innovations in imaging technology that could be transformative for medical applications and for understanding life at the cellular level. The Frontiers of Imaging initiative, part of CZI’s broader Imaging program, aims to advance deep tissue imaging approaches for...

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Science

Inside Philanthropy: Why Chan Zuckerberg is Devoting Millions to Open Source Software for Scientists

Jul 2, 2020 - This piece was published in Inside Philanthropy on June 24, 2020. To an important degree, scientific research advances as a direct result of the tools scientists have at their disposal. Telescopes, microscopes, MRI machines and countless other devices have revolutionized one area of human inquiry after another. You don’t have to be a...

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