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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 —...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Community

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...

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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Supports Educators, Students and Families Impacted by COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020 - In response to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on the educational system, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has granted more than $1 million to the Council of Chief State School Officers, the International Society for Technology in Education, National Parents Union and State Educational Technology Directors Association to support educators...

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