This last year has been a monumental year filled with challenge, courage, and resilience. In my role guiding our social impact arm, Zoom Cares, I have the privilege of championing organizations that demonstrate enormous perseverance, strength, creativity, and compassion as they work to serve their communities. Even when faced with the continued challenges of a global pandemic, they are laser-focused on making a positive difference.
If you are one of these groups, know that we are honored you have allowed us into your world, and we are thrilled to help resource and amplify your efforts. Thank you for all that you do each and every day.
I’m pleased to share how our social impact team, and Zoom as a whole, have incorporated our company’s core value of Care into our work over the past year. Our second annual Social Impact Report shines a light on the organizations we’ve been lucky to support in 2021 through our community-centered grantmaking, product donations, and employee-led giving — totaling over $16.5 million in funding and in-kind product donations.
Our partners focus on removing barriers we know young people — especially those from low-income families and communities of color — are faced with daily, including access to innovative learning opportunities, mental health support, social equity, and climate progress.
Here are a few highlights from the report and our partners: