Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Grants Aim to Help Students Amid Coronavirus Closures

  • Initiatives for teaching online, navigating complicated policy questions, and supporting parents during coronavirus-related school closures are targets of a new round of grants announced by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative this week.

  • It's one of the first philanthropy announcements related specifically to responding to educational concerns that have emerged as schools respond to the pandemic.

  • The organization, launched by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, has provided a combined $1.3 million in grants.