Newsroom

Check out the latest news and stories about our work in the community and within our Science, Education, and Justice & Opportunity initiatives.

Science

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $5 Million for Open Source Software Projects Essential to Science

Nov 14, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $5 million in funding to support open source software projects that are essential to biomedical research. As part of CZI’s Essential Open Source Software for Science program, these grants will support software maintenance, growth, development, and community engagement for over 40 critical open...

Read more

Science

Expanding Computational Skills in Science to Support Research

Nov 6, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced $1.65 million and $1 million for a joint $2.65 million for The Carpentries, an organization that teaches researchers computational skills through a scalable and community-centered model. The $1.65 million in funding from CZI will support The...

Read more

Science

Supporting a Patient-Led Movement to Cure ALS — and Other Rare Diseases

Sep 25, 2019 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. (September 25, 2019) — The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced $453,000 in funding for I AM ALS, a patient-led organization dedicated to raising awareness of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and empowering patients to lead the search for a cure. ALS is a rare and terminal neurological disease that robs people...

Read more

Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Joins 10th Annual ASU GSV

Mar 28, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced its participation in the 10th annual ASU GSV Summit, sharing a series of experiences on our efforts aimed at equipping those on the frontlines — teachers, advocates, scientists — with the necessary research and tools to accelerate progress towards a more inclusive, just, and healthy future for...

Read more

Science

CZI Awards $17 Million to Bring More Engineering Expertise to Biomedical Imaging

Mar 19, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $17 million in funding and its selection of 17 CZI Imaging Scientists — engineers, physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and biologists with expertise in technology development. The imaging of molecules, cells, and tissues remains central to both biomedical research and clinical...

Read more

Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Joins SXSW

Feb 26, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced it will participate in South by Southwest (SXSW), sharing a series of learning experiences and programming at SXSW EDU and SXSW Main Stage. Co-Founder Priscilla Chan, along with classroom practitioners and CZI leaders in research, technology, and public policy, will highlight our efforts to...

Read more