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Helmsley Charitable Trust and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announce new grant opportunities to suppo... Helmsley Charitable Trust and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announce new grant opportunities to support the growth of the...

Sep 18, 2018 - The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust (Helmsley) and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) are partnering on a new, collaborative Request for Applications (RFA) to support the continued development of the Human Cell Atlas (HCA), an international effort to map all cells in the human body. The full RFAs and application instructions are...

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Justice & Opportunity

The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announce Finalists in $10M Economic... The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announce Finalists in $10M Economic Opportunity Challenge

Sep 17, 2018 - The Communities Thrive Challenge, a $10-million funding opportunity by The Rockefeller Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, today announced 20 finalists and 63 semi-finalists from across the country. Later this year, up to ten of the finalists will be named grantees, receiving $1 million grants and tailored technical assistance. The...

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CZI announces funding for ASAPbio, joins newly created Member Advisory Group

Sep 14, 2018 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced that it will join a new Member Advisory Group for ASAPbio (Accelerating Science and Publication in biology), a scientist-driven initiative to promote innovation and transparency in life sciences communication. CZI joins five other Advisory Group members. ASAPbio is a nonprofit organization that...

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CZI announces new $12.5 million funding opportunity to bring more engineering expertise to imaging

Sep 5, 2018 - September 5, 2018 — Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is inviting engineers, physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and biologists with expertise in technology development to apply for CZI’s new $12.5 million Imaging Scientists program. These three- to five-year grants will support up to 10 Imaging Scientists at imaging...

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Justice & Opportunity

Reshaping How We Access Critical Government Services

Aug 30, 2018 - In the United States, there are over 80 different services available that aim to help lift people out of poverty. These include everything from healthcare to food access. Unfortunately, antiquated and complex enrollment systems often prevent these programs from reaching many of the people who need them most. The Integrated Benefits Initiative wants...

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Justice & Opportunity

Landed: Helping Educators Live in the Communities They Serve

Aug 16, 2018 - “The more teachers can stay in their communities and build roots, those benefits pour out to the students,” said Carol Yoo, Landed homeowner. Last year, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative teamed up with Landed–an organization that partners with local investors to cover up to 50% of the down payment for an educator’s home– to help...

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