Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

3 survey respondents

Location: 601 Marshall Road, Redwood City, 94063 CA

EIN: 45-5002209

Write a Review



What was the overall relationship with the funder?

How many hours did the grant application process take?

10 hours




How would you rate this funder's accessibility?



How successfully do you think the funder is accomplishing its current philanthropic goals?

Important Information

2017 Deadlines:

Types of Grants Awarded:

Geographic Focus:


Key Personnel

Financial Summary

For Fiscal Year

Total Assets:

Total Grants:

Change in Assets FY :

Amount of Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits:

Sample Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits in

Largest Grant:

Smallest Grant:

Average Grant:

Top descriptors for this funder

2Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues1Bureaucratic1Difficult to work with1Inadvertently exerts negative influence in the field

Advice from a Friend

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Jul 11, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

They don't think of themselves as typical funders; approach them as collaborators. On the plus side, staff are knowledgable, approachable, and many are caring and thoughtful. On the downside, expect micromanagement, needing to jump through many hoops & give much free labor. They seem blissfully unaware of the power dynamic. Occasional moments of tech bro culture.


Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues, Difficult to work with

More Feedback

Jan 19, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

In addition to your original submission, selection includes peer scoring which takes a significant amount of time to provide helpful feedback to applicants.

More Feedback

Jan 14, 2019

Reviewer 711 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Their staff are open for conversations, but are very bureaucratic (although they don't think they are). They make a big deal about being open to talking, then give canned responses.


Inadvertently exerts negative influence in the field, Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues, Bureaucratic

More Feedback

Would you like to share your experiences about this funder?

funder logo

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative