Zoom Announces Funding for Youth Mental Health Leaders at MTV Entertainment’s Mental Health Youth Action Forum
May 18, 2022
“Elevating and resourcing young leaders who know first hand what their communities need to thrive is critical now more than ever before,” said Roxana Shirkhoda, Head of Social Impact at Zoom. “We are grateful for the opportunity to provide these 30
Zoom, along with more than a dozen media and technology companies, participated in MTV Entertainment’s first-ever
Zoom recognizes the responsibility as a global company to move resources and make a positive impact where it is most needed. Through a community-centered grantmaking approach, Zoom Cares provided more than
- Partnering with
Taraji P. Henson, founder of Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, to raise $550,000for BIPOC communities facing mental health challenges
- Turning to an advisory council of members with lived experience and career knowledge in addressing mental health challenges to advise Zoom Cares on moving
$2 millionto organizations that support the well-being of young people
- Supporting global communities with an additional
$500,000in support to mental health communities in Braziland Japanfocused on serving youth and communities of color
To learn more about Zoom Cares and its philanthropic activities, product donations, employee impact, and more, read the annual Zoom Cares Social Impact Report.
Leveraging its decades-long history of sparking conversations about mental health, in 2021 MTVE launched Mental Health is Health, a multi-year initiative to tackle the nation’s growing health crisis by harnessing the power of storytelling to normalize mental health conversations and inspire action. As part of that initiative, MTVE, along with 18 leading mental health non-profits, announced the first convening to empower young people to drive culture from awareness to action on mental health through storytelling and media. Senior officials from the
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