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Justice & Opportunity

CZI Joins Other California Philanthropies in COVID-19 Relief Fund to Support State’s Undocumented... CZI Joins Other California Philanthropies in COVID-19 Relief Fund to Support State’s Undocumented Community

Apr 23, 2020 - Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), in partnership with California philanthropies including the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, announced the launch of the California Immigrant Resilience Fund, seeking to raise $50 million to provide cash assistance to undocumented Californians and their families, who are ineligible for COVID-19...

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Justice & Opportunity

10 Community Organizations Receive $1M Each to Improve Economic Opportunity

Dec 4, 2018 - With $10M in Funding From The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative,  Communities Thrive Challenge Grantees From Missoula, MT to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Will Expand Their Community-Led Approaches Grantees Are Tackling Systemic Challenges Including Investing in Small Businesses in Low-Income Neighborhoods, Improving Access to Public...

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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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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

Coding it Forward builds civic tech talent pipeline, with support from the Chan Zuckerberg... Coding it Forward builds civic tech talent pipeline, with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Jul 23, 2018 -   “When it’s implemented well, technology can be an amazing equalizer, allowing access to goods and services for people who previously would have been at huge disadvantage for getting them.” — Loren Hinkson, Civic Digital Fellow, Coding it Forward Government services, like food assistance, health care, and legal aid, help millions of...

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Justice & Opportunity

Introducing the Communities Thrive Challenge, An Effort to Empower Community-Driven Approaches to... Introducing the Communities Thrive Challenge, An Effort to Empower Community-Driven Approaches to Economic Opportunity

Apr 3, 2018 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is working with The Rockefeller Foundation to launch the Communities Thrive Challenge — an effort to find and support successful, community-driven approaches to expand economic opportunity for low-income and financially insecure people and communities across the U.S. As many as 10 organizations will receive a $1...

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