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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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Science

Supporting State Science and Technology Policy Fellows

Jan 31, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $448,550 in funding to support science and technology policy fellowships in Idaho, Missouri, and Virginia to connect scientists with policymakers and support the use of scientific evidence in decision making. These grants will enable the launch of fellowships similar to those pioneered by the...

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Education

How Summit Learning is Enhancing Teacher-Student Mentoring

Jan 30, 2020 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF.—Teachers are at the heart of Summit Learning classrooms, and mentoring is an essential part of the Summit Learning experience. To date this school year, teachers, school staff, and students have held more than 3.8 million minutes of in-person mentoring within the Summit Learning program—the equivalent of watching more than...

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Science

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards Over $1.3 Million to Advance Biological and Biomedical Imaging

Jan 28, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced over $1.3 million in funding to support Global BioImaging (GBI), an international network of bioimaging facilities and communities. These networks of core imaging centers help researchers better understand and identify the biological mechanisms of health and disease using cutting-edge...

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Community

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launches the CZI Community Space in Downtown Redwood City

Jan 23, 2020 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. — The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced the launch of the CZI Community Space. Located in downtown Redwood City, the CZI Community Space offers free meeting and event space to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations located in and serving San Mateo County, where CZI is based, as well as Redwood City and San Mateo...

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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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