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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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CZI in the News

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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Justice & Opportunity

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Backs Community Land Trust Model

Oct 25, 2019 - Redwood City, CALIF. (October 25, 2019) — As part of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Housing Affordability Program, it announced support for Community Land Trust efforts that create new funding mechanisms for community-driven housing solutions. Recipients include the Oakland Community Land Trust (OakCLT), the California Community Land...

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Justice & Opportunity

CZI Names Vice President and Head of Justice & Opportunity

Oct 10, 2019 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is proud to announce that Mike Troncoso will lead the organization’s Justice & Opportunity Initiative. Mike will transition from his role as CZI’s current Director of Criminal Justice Reform and Immigration to lead the growing portfolio of work including housing affordability, criminal justice reform, and...

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Housing

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces New Funding to Protect, Preserve, and Produce Housing i... The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces New Funding to Protect, Preserve, and Produce Housing in California

Oct 2, 2019 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. — Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced a wave of new funding — including grants and investments — to organizations on the frontlines of the housing movement in California. Across the state, these groups are working toward the protection, preservation, and production of housing, so that people of all...

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