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Justice & Opportunity

$30 Million Public-Private Partnership Launched to Support Returning Citizens, as California... $30 Million Public-Private Partnership Launched to Support Returning Citizens, as California Urgently Reduces Priso...

Today, as COVID-19 spreads through prisons and jails, philanthropies and nonprofits joined the State of California and...

Aug 27, 2020 · 6 min read

Justice & Opportunity

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

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. – San Quentin News, the award-winning newspaper run by a staff of incarcerated and formerly...

Aug 26, 2020 · 6 min read

Science

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

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced $4.5 million in funding to support 30 pairs of researchers to collaborate and...

Aug 19, 2020 · 3 min read

Justice & Opportunity

NABJ-NAHJ to Spotlight Changemakers in Criminal Justice Reform During 2020 W.E.B. Du Bois Plenary

Today, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced details of the historic W.E.B. Du Bois plenary session,...

Aug 4, 2020 · 6 min read

Justice & Opportunity

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Engages on Key California Ballot Measures

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), announced additional funding for two 2020 California ballot measure committees....

Jul 31, 2020 · 4 min read

Science

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, & the State of California Partner to Track... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, & the State of California Partner to Track COVID-19 Spread...

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (CZ Biohub), in partnership with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), announced that it...

Jul 30, 2020 · 4 min read

Science

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $1.3 Million to Support the Global Rare Disease Community

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $1.3 million in funding to support the global rare disease community...

Jul 16, 2020 · 6 min read

Science

CZI Launches New Effort to Support Technology Development in Imaging

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced a new effort to support innovations in imaging technology that could be...

Jul 9, 2020 · 4 min read

Science

Inside Philanthropy: Why Chan Zuckerberg is Devoting Millions to Open Source Software for Scientists

This piece was published in Inside Philanthropy on June 24, 2020. To an important degree, scientific research advances as a...

Jul 2, 2020 · 5 min read

Justice & Opportunity

CZI’s Justice and Opportunity Initiative Provides $2.6 Million to Support Organizations Working... CZI’s Justice and Opportunity Initiative Provides $2.6 Million to Support Organizations Working to Help Communities...

Since April 2020, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, through its Justice and Opportunity Initiative, has provided $2.64 million...

Jun 30, 2020 · 4 min read

Justice & Opportunity

First-of-Kind Leadership Development Distance Learning Program for Prosecutors Launched at Stanford... First-of-Kind Leadership Development Distance Learning Program for Prosecutors Launched at Stanford Graduate School of...

Pilot program is a collaboration of R Street, Vera Institute, For the People, Fair and Just Prosecution, Public Rights...

Jun 23, 2020 · 6 min read

Science

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $2 Million to medRxiv, a Health Sciences Preprint Server and Top... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $2 Million to medRxiv, a Health Sciences Preprint Server and Top Source of Breaking...

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $2 million in funding to support medRxiv, a free online repository...

Jun 18, 2020 · 6 min read

Science

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces New Funding Opportunity to Bring More Engineering Expertise to... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces New Funding Opportunity to Bring More Engineering Expertise to Biomedical Imaging

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) invites engineers, physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and...

Jun 11, 2020 · 3 min read

Science

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $3.8 Million for Open Source Software Projects Essential to... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $3.8 Million for Open Source Software Projects Essential to Science

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $3.8 million in funding for 23 grants to support open source software...

May 27, 2020 · 3 min read

Justice & Opportunity

Restoring Funding to California Communities

In early 2018, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced support for the California Schools and Local Communities...

May 13, 2020 · 2 min read

Science

New Single-Cell Technologies Help Scientists Understand COVID-19 Disease Progression

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $750,000 in funding to support five distinct projects studying how...

May 6, 2020 · 7 min read

Justice & Opportunity

STAT: Striking Down DACA Would Eliminate Thousands of Health Care Workers, Thwarting America’s... STAT: Striking Down DACA Would Eliminate Thousands of Health Care Workers, Thwarting America’s Pandemic Response

This piece was published in STAT on May 1, 2020. The health care community has a responsibility to anticipate worst-case...

May 4, 2020 · 6 min read

Science

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $14 Million to Support Inflammation Research

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $14 million in funding to support 29 interdisciplinary teams and build...

Apr 29, 2020 · 3 min read

Science

CZI, CZ Biohub, UCSF, and Stanford Launch 9-Month, $13.6 Million Research Collaboration to... CZI, CZ Biohub, UCSF, and Stanford Launch 9-Month, $13.6 Million Research Collaboration to Understand Prevalence of...

Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) committed $13.6 million to stand up a large-scale research collaboration between...

Apr 29, 2020 · 7 min read

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