Zoom Cares Announces $5M in Global Grants at Zoomtopia 2022
Our social impact arm, Zoom Cares, announced today that $5 million will be donated to twenty organizations working to create a fairer world for people and the planet we all share, as part of our vision. There are a number of global organizations that work within the areas of social justice, climate catastrophes, the disruption to education caused by pandemics, and adolescent mental health. Youth, low-income people, people of color and people from diverse backgrounds are disproportionately affected by these complex challenges, especially when they overlap.
It is worth noting that these funds extend the $5.5 million shared with partners earlier in the year. A thriving, just world requires organizations to access unrestricted and multiannual financial resources to strengthen their ability to harness power from their communities and solve systemic and intersectional challenges.
With community leaders at the decision table, we activate partnerships and allocate resources in the ways they want. To do this, we must adopt a community-centric, trust-based funding approach and seek the help of global experts with in-depth expertise and lived experience to help us identify organizations that fit our needs.
Dear Asian youth
As a non-profit organization that educates, advocates and celebrates Asian youth and student communities, Dear Asian Youth hopes to promote the diversity of Asian youth and student communities. By using social media platforms and creative media such as art as a means of spreading awareness, debunking stereotypes and reaching out to Asians worldwide, the organization aims to increase representation, debunk stereotypes and create connections with Asians around the world so that they can also be more strongly represented and debunked over time.
In an attempt to find an audience for her poetry and hoping that someone out there can relate to her, Stephanie Hu started a blog of the same name to find an audience for her poetry. Stephanie Hu hopes someone out there can relate to them – but anyone can! As a global organization, today it has more than 300 members in its core team, over 200 chapters in 18 countries, countless viral digital campaigns, a podcast and two conferences, and the projects and programs it has implemented since its inception.
National Coalition for Indigenous Youth Education (NIYEC)
NIYEC is a non-profit organization set up by Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth to give them the power to organise a new Educational ecosystem to support both their own self-determination and the future development of their nations under their control.
A significant number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children live in schools that are socially separated and that have a disproportionate impact on those children. NIYEC’s goal is to promote more employment, health and general life outcomes through a focus on the transformative potential of education.
In France, 160 student associations are affiliated Reses, the is a network which is dedicated to building the future through ecological projects in areas as diverse as nutrition, biodiversity, climate and waste.
With the aim of Crowd of student associations in its network across France, RESES is working hard to achieve this goal. A regional branch will be an important Part of the future of RESES development, as It will offer more training opportunities for students on ecological and solidarity issues problems and increase Impact and credibility of RESES at local level. The department will implement a number of initiatives, including a digital awareness campaign to engage and build relationships with its student communities, and research projects to better understand and increase knowledge and understanding of climate activism.
A large part of the CLIMATE Fund’s activities is to support grassroots movements and groups that are helping to fight the causes of climate change and its harmful effects in 168 countries around the world, with a focus on low-income communities of color.
It is clear that climate change is disproportionately affecting vulnerable communities around the world due to its devastating effects. The CLIMA Fund recognizes that the most ambitious solutions will come from the communities disproportionately affected by climate change, but also least responsible for it: Indigenous peoples, women, young people and groups who are marginalized and oppressed. Despite this, most of these communities do not have the power or resources to bring about change themselves, despite the desire to do so.
Additionally, in addition to the four organizations mentioned above, Zoom Cares supports the following groups:
In the UK there is a youth organization called 4Front Project which is run by black people. This organization fights for the rights of young people who have been traumatised, bullied and oppressed. It supports these young people in healing and empowers them to create communities where they can be cared for, respected and protected.
The Arctic Eider Society contributes to the development of sustainable community development, education and outreach programs on environmental and social justice issues in Canada that build capacity and empowerment.
There is an organization called Beyond Social Services that helps marginalized young people in Singapore break the cycle of poverty by providing community development services.
As part of the Bond Project, we protect and provide protection, mental health care and counselling, employment and social affairs participation at enable young people in Japan to grow up healthy and happy.
The Gathering for Justice brings activists, community members and young people from all neighborhoods and cultures together in a safe environment to share ideas and views on policies to right injustices in the US justice system.
The Intersections Queer Network is a group of BIPOC queer peers France who work and collaborate to identify intersectional communities, foster resilience and creativity, heal trauma, envision a different future, and form alliances for action.
Across the province of Ontario, the Ontario Indigenous Youth Partnership Project creates a community of youth recognized for their leadership skills posts that respond to the dynamic needs and priorities of their communities.
Black and brown youth and black women in South Florida were organized and trained by Power u so that they can lead the struggle for the liberation of all oppressed people in their communities.
To create a strong, vibrant future for Indigenous Heiltsuk youth, nation and territory in Canada, Qqs The Projects Society contributes to the well-being of its community, culture and environment by supporting indigenous Heiltsuk and strengthening the Heiltsuk nation.
As part of our mission here at Rethink, we are committed to providing all children with an equitable education and ensuring young men and women are equipped with the tools necessary to make a difference in their communities and create systemic change in Louisiana .
In the UK, Taraki engages with Punjabi communities to engage in conversation, support and nurturing of their mental well-being at both individual and collective levels, to help them understand and appreciate mental health as an integral part of their lives.
To ensure a healthy future generation in Canada, the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY) promotes healthy self-empowerment and promotes healthy collaboration and communication among urban Indigenous youth while fostering the self-empowerment of all youth.
As part of Youth 4 Climate Action, South Korea is leading the fight for climate justice by empowering and supporting the voices and actions of young people youth who are most affected by the various crises that are hitting our planet today.
To support advocacy from Mobilizing equality and justice for LGBTQIA+ youth in Asia Pacific, Youth Voices Count is empowering, building capacity and empowering them to build a human rights-based movement that champions economic, social, cultural, health and educational justice.
For this reason, we would like to express our gratitude to these organizations around the world for their tireless efforts and look forward to working with them for several years. Zoom Cares is here if you want to learn more about it.