Roxana Shirkhoda, Head of Social Impact at Zoom, wrote an article detailing their work with Taraji P. Henson to support those experiencing the negative psychological impact of racial or social injustice — in addition to the pandemic.
Here’s a short excerpt:
Zoom Cares, Zoom’s philanthropic arm, is focused on how to best make a meaningful and lasting difference in the world. We recognize our responsibility as a global company to move resources and make a positive impact where it is most needed. According to the World Health Organization, there is currently a tremendous need for funds to support mental health. Charitable giving in this area is critically low — around 2% of global health funding and currently just 0.5% of all philanthropic health-giving.
To help bolster the resiliency and drive we see every day in young people and communities of color, Zoom will continue to advocate for mental health progress.