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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's Education Investments


How will the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative shape education policy? One way to answer that question is to look at the projects that the company (it is not a foundation) has backed since its inception. That is easier said than done, however, as it does not disclose where its money goes. To the best of my knowledge, these are the recipients of CZI grant and investment dollars:

  • Achievement First Public Charter Schools (Date: Unknown; Amount: $350,000 grant)
  • Age of Learning (Date: 2016; Amount: participated in $150 million in Series A funding)
  • Andela (Date: 2016; Amount: participated in $24,000,000 in Series B)
  • Andela (Date: 2017; Amount: participated in $40 million in Series C)
  • BYJUs (Date: 2016; Amount: participated in $50 million in Series D)
  • Bridge International Academies (Date: Unknown; Amount: Unknown)
  • Brightwheel (Date: 2017; Amount: participated in $10 million in Series A)
  • Brightwheel (Date: 2018; Amount: participated in $21 million in Series B)
  • CASEL (Date: Unknown; Amount: $750,000 grant)
  • Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation (Date: Unknown; Amount: $2.25 million grant)
  • Camelback Ventures (Date: Unknown; Amount: Unknown)
  • Center for American Progress (Date: Unknown; Amount: $15,000 grant)
  • Chalkbeat (Date: Unknown; Amount: $250,000 grant)
  • Character Lab (Date: Unknown; Amount: Unknown)
  • Charter School Growth Fund (Date: Unknown; Amount: Unknown)
  • Chicago Public Schools (Date: Unknown; Amount: $4 million grant)
  • Chiefs for Change (Date: 2017; Amount: $3 million grant)
  • Code.org (Date: 2016; Amount: $23 million grant. Crunchbase lists grant funders as Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, Google, Infosys, and Microsoft)
  • Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (Date: 2018; Amount: $750,000 in grant funding)
  • College Board (Date: 2017; Amount: $13.9 million grant)
  • Common Sense Media (Date: Unknown; Amount: $750,000 grant)
  • Council of Chief State School Officers (Date: Unknown; Amount: $388,938 grant)
  • Digital Promise (Date: Unknown; Amount: $1.4 million grant)
  • Edsurge (Date: 2018; Amount: $700,000 grant for sponsored content)
  • Education Leaders of Color (Date: Unknown; Amount: $300,000 grant)
  • Education Post (Date: Unknown; Amount: $1 million grant)
  • EducationSuperhighway (Date: Unknown; Amount: $8 million grant)
  • Edutopia (Date: Unknown; Amount: $500,000 grant)
  • Ellevation (Date: 2018; Amount: participated in $10 million in Series B)
  • GO Public Schools (Date: Unknown; Amount: $250,000 grant)
  • Grantmakers for Education (Date: Unknown; Amount: Unknown amount to sponsor a conference)
  • GripTape (Date: 2018; Amount: $1.165 million grant)
  • Handshake (Date: 2018; Amount: participated in $40 million in Series C)
  • Hechinger Report (Date: Unknown; Amount: Unknown)
  • InnovateEDU (Date: Unknown; Amount: $160,000 grant)
  • International Society for Technology in Education (Date: Unknown; Amount: $725,000 grant)
  • Landed (Date: 2017; Amount: participated in $5 million in Series A)
  • Latinos for Education (Date: Unknown; Amount: Unknown)
  • Leap Innovations (Date: 2018; Amount: $14 million grant)
  • Learning Accelerator (Date: Unknown; Amount: Unknown)
  • Learning Policy Institute (Date: Unknown; Amount: Unknown)
  • Lindsay Unified School District (Date: Unknown; Amount: $775,000 grant)
  • MasteryConnect (Date: 2016; Amount: participated in $5 million in Series C)
  • Matthew Biel of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (Date: 2018; Amount: $75,000 grant)
  • Neuroteach Global (Date: 2018; Amount: $1 million grant)
  • New Classrooms (Date: Unknown; Amount: Unknown)
  • New Leaders (Date: Unknown; Amount: Unknown)
  • New Profit (Date: Unknown; Amount: $6,511,962 grant)
  • New Teacher Center (Date: Unknown; Amount: $1.7 million grant)
  • NewSchools Venture Fund (Date: Unknown; Amount: $5 million grant)
  • Newark Schools (Date: Unknown; Amount: Unknown)
  • Pahara Institute (Date: Unknown; Amount: $4.3 million grant)
  • Panorama Education (Date: 2017; Amount: participated in $16 million in Series B)
  • Peer Health Exchange (Date: 2018; Amount: $700,000 grant)
  • PowerMyLearning (Date: 2016; Amount: $1.2 million grant)
  • Project Evident (Date: Unknown; Amount: Unknown)
  • RaiseMe (Date: 2018; Amount: participated in $15 million in Series B funding)
  • Ravenwood Elementary School District (Date: 2018; Amount: $1 million grant)
  • ReSchool Colorado (Date: Unknown; Amount: $700,000 grant)
  • Reach Every Reader (Date: 2018; Amount: $30 million grant)
  • Results for America (Date: Unknown; Amount: $2.9 million grant)
  • Rhode Island Office of Innovation (Date: Unknown; Amount: $1.4 million grant)
  • Roses in Concrete Community Schoo (Date: 2018; Amount: $685,000 grant)
  • SAGA Innovations (Date: Unknown; Amount: $5 million grant)
  • Sawyer (Date: 2017; Amount: participated in $6 million in Series A)
  • Stephanie Jones of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (Date: 2018; Amount: $1.1 million grant)
  • Summit Public Schools (Date: Unknown; Amount: Unknown)
  • Surge Institute (Date: Unknown; Amount: $1 million grant)
  • TNTP (Date: Unknown; Amount: $1.25 million grant)
  • Teach for America (Date: Unknown; Amount: $10 million grant)
  • The Opportunity Institute (Date: Unknown; Amount: $1,524,534 grant)
  • Together For Students, a partnership between The Coalition for Community Schools, Communities In Schools, and StriveTogether (Date: Unknown; Amount: $2,283,200 grant)
  • Turnaround for Children (Date: Unknown; Amount: $7 million grant)
  • Varsity Tutors (Date: 2018; Amount: participated in $50 million Series C funding)
  • Vision to Learn (Date: Unknown; Amount: $3 million grant)
  • Volley Labs (Date: 2016; Amount: participated in $2.3 million in seed funding)
  • Woodrow Wilson Academy for Teaching and Learning (Date: 2018; Amount: $3 million grant)

This data is powered by a GitHub repository: Hack-Education-Data/chan-zuckerberg-initiative. Last updated: 30 November 2018