Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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Group.png Chan Zuckerberg Initiative  
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Formation1 December 2015
Founder• Priscilla Chan
• Mark Zuckerberg

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is an organisation established and owned by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan with an investment of 99 percent of the couple's wealth from their Facebook shares over their lifetime.

Official narrative

The CZI is set up as a limited liability company (LLC) and is an example of "philanthrocapitalism". CZI has been deemed likely to be "one of the most well-funded philanthropies in human history".

Its creation was announced on 1 December 2015, for the birth of their daughter, Maxima Chan Zuckerberg. Priscilla Chan has said that her background as a child of immigrant refugees and experience as a teacher and pediatrician for vulnerable children influences how she approaches the philanthropy's work in science, education, immigration reform, housing, criminal justice, and other local issues.[1]

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's main areas of work include Science, Education, and Justice and Opportunity, which focuses on promoting housing affordability, criminal justice reform, and immigration reform. The mission of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is to "build a more inclusive, just, and healthy future for everyone" and to "advance human potential and promote equality in areas such as health, education, scientific research and energy".[2]

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