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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was founded in 2015 to leverage technology, community-driven solutions and collaboration to help solve some of society’s toughest challenges. Our mission is to build a more inclusive, just, and healthy future for everyone.

Across three core initiatives—Education, Justice & Opportunity, and Science—we pair engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy work, and advocacy to help accelerate the pace of social progress.

We work at the intersection of philanthropy, technology, and advocacy, using the following tactics to achieve progress across initiatives.

In addition to traditional grantmaking to support people and organizations working toward our missions in Science, Education, Justice & Opportunity – as well as in our local community – the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative makes venture investments in impact-focused companies, builds tools and products that we can scale and give away for free, and engages in policy and advocacy work to help shape debates.


We make grants to people and organizations working in support of our missions in Science, Education, and Justice and Opportunity – as well as giving directed to our local community.


We invest in innovative companies globally that are developing transformative solutions to the issues at the heart of CZI’s mission while building scalable, sustainable businesses.


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