January 12, 2021

Zynga Partners With the i.am Angel Foundation to Bring Educational Opportunities for Students

Zynga is proud to announce that it has partnered with Grammy Award-winning artist, will.i.am, and the i.am Angel Foundation to help bring educational opportunities to underserved students across the country through Zynga’s newly formed Social Impact Fund. 

Zynga’s Social Impact Fund is designed to provide social and charitable giving across industries and communities. The fund was created in the summer of 2020 to address issues of racial and economic diversity while providing educational opportunity and access in communities where racial inequities exist. As part of the Social Impact Fund’s charitable giving, the i.am Angel Foundation will be the first organization to receive donations through the fund. 

The i.am Angel Foundation was created to address the needs of delivering educational opportunities for students in underrepresented communities by providing them with resources to help them succeed in college, their careers and as members of their community. The i.am Angel Foundation fits perfectly with The Social Impact Fund’s goals because the foundation focuses on educating students who do not have access to STEM and STEAM education.

By providing access to STEM and STEAM education, we will help create a pipeline of students who are ready and engaged to compete in the tech sector and become the engineers, scientists, gamers, and game builders of the future.

Under the endowment, Zynga will: 

  • Provide a $250,000 Grant to the i.am Foundation organization to support its mission 
  • Engage its communities through all social media to help build awareness and engagement with the Foundation’s “American Dream Campaign” 
  • Through its iconic game, Words With Friends, will feature the word “DREAM” as its word of the day specifically geared for this campaign

At Zynga, we believe that the best way we can invest in our future business is to help the next generation of gamers have access to equitable opportunities and the educational resources that will help them succeed in the workforce of the future. Through our Social Impact Fund, we are aiming to create better opportunities that will allow our underserved communities to see a bright future and have fair shot at competing in the tech industry and beyond. We will continue to find avenues that will provide our diverse communities with educational opportunities that help enable diverse ideas, diverse input, and a diverse workforce.

We are energized and excited to make 2021 a year of positive change and very proud to partner with will.i.am and the i.am Angel Foundation to make a difference in the lives of America’s youth. 

Those wishing to contribute can do so at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/iamangel or text DREAM to 41411.