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Justice & Opportunity

CZI Announces $3.5 Million in Anticipated Grant Support for Philadelphia District Attorney’s... CZI Announces $3.5 Million in Anticipated Grant Support for Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Led Research...

Mar 11, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced an anticipated $3.5 million in grant support to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office for a research collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania to examine the short and long-term impacts of prosecutorial discretion on individuals, families, and communities affected by the criminal...

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Justice & Opportunity

Bay Area Housing Partnership Celebrates First Year Progress

Feb 4, 2020 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF — Bay Area elected officials, community, faith, and business leaders, and philanthropic funders marked the first anniversary of the Partnership for the Bay’s Future by announcing the recipients of the Partnership’s first-ever “Challenge Grants” to seven Bay Area local governments and non-profit partner...

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Science

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $13.5 Million to Drive Progress Against Rare Diseases

Feb 3, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $13.5 million in funding to 30 patient-led organizations that are working to find treatments and cures for rare diseases. These grants are part of CZI’s Rare As One Project, aimed at supporting and lifting up the work that patient communities are doing to accelerate research and drive progress...

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Justice & Opportunity

Restoring Funding to California Communities

Jan 17, 2020 - In early 2018, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced support for the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act, a state ballot measure that would restore an estimated $12 billion annually for critical local services by taxing large commercial properties at market value. CZI granted $1.5 million to the campaign in 2019, which is...

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Community

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary with Release of 2019 Annual Letter

Dec 3, 2019 - Today, we’re celebrating the four-year anniversary of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) with the release of CZI’s 2019 annual letter. In 2015, Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg announced their pledge to give away 99% of their wealth, just before their family of two became three. And so CZI was born, and four years later, the...

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Justice & Opportunity

Transforming Prosecution

Nov 22, 2019 - “As a former prosecutor, I’ve seen firsthand how the daily decisions prosecutors make in court can have life-altering outcomes for individuals, families, and communities. One prosecutorial decision — to seek a felony or a misdemeanor, to insist on jail or treatment — can reverberate for a lifetime. It is an emerging truism that prosecutors...

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