Nov 21, 2018 · 2 min read

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Provides Matching Donations for Camp Fire Relief


Communities in our home state of California have been devastated by recent wildfires.  In an effort to help provide relief to those impacted by the Camp Fire in Northern California, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is providing a 3 to 1 match for donations to the North Valley Community Foundation — up to a total CZI donation of $750,000. See Fundraiser here.

For every dollar you donate up to our public fundraising goal of $250,000, we will donate $3 more — helping your contribution go even further. Our goal is to raise a total of $1 million (up to $750,000 in a CZI donation, plus a $250,000 public fundraising goal).

The North Valley Community Foundation is supporting the immediate needs of the shelters serving residents who have lost their homes in ―  or were forced to evacuate by ― the Camp Fire. They will also support long-term recovery efforts in the region.

Kimberly Spainhower hugs her daughter Chloe, 13, while her husband Ryan Spainhower (R) searches through the ashes of their burned home in Paradise, California on November 18, 2018. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

About the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Founded by Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a new kind of philanthropy that’s leveraging technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges – from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system. Across three core Initiative focus areas of Science, Education and Justice & Opportunity, we’re pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy and advocacy work to help build an inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone. We also have a Community Team dedicated to creating greater opportunity for residents in the San Francisco Bay Area, where we are based. For more information, please visit


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