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Education

CZI Supports Services for Students in Underserved Communities Impacted by COVID-19

Apr 8, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced $300,000 in funding to EducationSuperHighway and Fugees Academy to support students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants are aimed at supporting students in underserved communities during the transition to distance learning and build on the more than $1.3 million already provided for...

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Science

UCSF to Offer Free COVID-19 Testing to Nine Bay Area Counties

Apr 7, 2020 - Following a recent expansion of its COVID-19 test processing capacity at a new diagnostic laboratory adjacent to the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (CZ Biohub), UC San Francisco (UCSF) will offer COVID-19 testing for 30 days, free of charge, to all nine Bay Area counties’ Departments of Public Health (DPH). The counties eligible for free DPH testing are...

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Community

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Commits $5 Million to Bay Area COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Mar 27, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced it will commit an initial $5 million to support Bay Area COVID-19 emergency relief efforts, funding local organizations and agencies responding to the pandemic in San Mateo County, where CZI is based, and the broader San Francisco Bay Area.  “We are deeply concerned about the health and safety of...

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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Supports Educators, Students and Families Impacted by COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020 - In response to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on the educational system, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has granted more than $1 million to the Council of Chief State School Officers, the International Society for Technology in Education, National Parents Union and State Educational Technology Directors Association to support educators...

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Science

CZI Commits $25 Million to Speed Development of COVID-19 Treatments

Mar 27, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) committed $25 million to the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator — a global effort to help speed the development of treatments for COVID-19. In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard, CZI’s investment will support efforts to identify and assess potentially...

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Science

UCSF, CZI, CZ Biohub, & the State of California Partner to Expand & Utilize Clinical... UCSF, CZI, CZ Biohub, & the State of California Partner to Expand & Utilize Clinical Testing Capacity fo...

Mar 19, 2020 - Supported by an executive order from California Governor Gavin Newsom, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (CZ Biohub), and UC San Francisco (UCSF) are helping frontline healthcare facilities and local authorities better fight the COVID-19 pandemic, using their capabilities to increase the volume of local clinical...

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