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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

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

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces First Round of Racial Equity Grants

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced a first round of grants that support organizations leading the way to...

May 13, 2021 · 6 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

Science

CZI Announces New Grant Opportunity to Encourage More Representative Research

To cure, prevent, or manage all diseases, scientific research should include people of all ancestries. Today, the Chan...

Mar 9, 2021 · 3 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

Education

Akron Public Schools Awarded $1.5 Million Grant by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

AKRON, Ohio – Akron Public Schools (APS) announced it has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg...

Jan 25, 2021 · 4 min read

Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Commits $5.8 Million to Advance Black and Latino Leadership in Education

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced $5.8 million in grants to three organizations working to accelerate...

Dec 18, 2020 · 5 min read

Education

CZI Supports Community Driven Solutions to Advance Racial Equity, Strengthen Tribal Identity, and... CZI Supports Community Driven Solutions to Advance Racial Equity, Strengthen Tribal Identity, and Improve Youth...

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced a $7 million commitment to five community organizations to help advance...

Dec 16, 2020 · 5 min read

Justice & Opportunity

Communities Vote on State and Local Ballot Measures

This election cycle, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative stood alongside diverse coalitions of advocates, community and business...

Dec 3, 2020 · 2 min read

Science

CZI Awards Nearly $32 Million and Announces New Funding Opportunity to Advance Biomedical Imaging

Imaging of proteins, cells, and tissues is critical to understanding health and disease. Today, the Chan Zuckerberg...

Dec 2, 2020 · 6 min read

Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Commits $6.3 Million to Advance Equity in K-12 Schools

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced $6.3 million in grants to four organizations...

Nov 20, 2020 · 4 min read

Science

CZI Awards $4.7 Million for Open Source Software and Organizations Advancing Open Science

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $3 million in funding for open source software projects representing...

Nov 19, 2020 · 5 min read

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