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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $700,000 to Support Mental Well-being of Educators, Students
May 29, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced more than $700,000 in grants to the Crisis Text Line and Healthy Minds Innovations, which are leveraging technology to promote improved mental well-being among students and teachers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “As we experience this pandemic together and the disruption, isolation and...Read more
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Expands Commitment to Educators and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 18, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced today that it will commit $300,000 to Common Sense Media in support of the Wide Open School program, a free and openly accessible collection of online learning experiences and social and community services, for kids and families. CZI is also funding an additional 11 grants for $75,000 each —...Read more
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 Joins State of California Fund to Help Bridge the Digital Divide During... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Joins State of California Fund to Help Bridge the Digital Divide During COVID-19 Pandemic
Apr 20, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is committing $1 million to support the State of California’s efforts to provide distance learning and bridge the digital divide. Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom announced CZI’s investment during a press conference updating Californians about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic...Read more
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Commits $5 Million to COVID-19 Response for Educators and Families
Apr 20, 2020 - REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced today that it will commit $5 million in COVID-19 Response Grants to support educators and families. The funding will focus on supporting the social emotional and mental health of educators and families — and increasing access to high-quality learning opportunities for...Read more
CZI Supports Services for Students in Underserved Communities Impacted by COVID-19
Apr 8, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced $300,000 in funding to EducationSuperHighway and Fugees Academy to support students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants are aimed at supporting students in underserved communities during the transition to distance learning and build on the more than $1.3 million already provided for...Read more