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Justice & Opportunity

San Quentin News to Resume Publication with Support from Formerly Incarcerated Staff

Aug 26, 2020 - SAN QUENTIN, Calif. – San Quentin News, the award-winning newspaper run by a staff of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated journalists at San Quentin State Prison (San Quentin), announced today it has resumed monthly publication and distribution to prisons and communities across California. The newspaper, which reports on rehabilitative efforts...

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Science

CZI Awards $4.5M to Advance Innovative Approaches to Fighting Neurodegenerative Diseases

Aug 19, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced $4.5 million in funding to support 30 pairs of researchers to collaborate and apply novel approaches for gaining greater insight into neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS. These new grants represent the next phase of the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network...

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Education

CZI Grants Will Help Educators Address Persistent Disparities as Schools Move Online

Aug 11, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced the award of $950,000 in funding to nine organizations developing in-demand content for students and professional learning experiences for teachers — as a growing number of U.S. schools and districts transition to online learning. The grants are aimed at responding to parent and educator...

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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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