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Page: Journalism

The Journalism portfolio recognizes and supports journalism as a critical element of a healthy and multicultural democracy. To achieve this goal, we support nonprofit journalism organizations across two focus areas: underrepresented groups and voices in media; and investigative journalism. The Journalism portfolio maximizes its support by funding outstanding leaders and key organizations, and awarding general… Continue Reading

Person: Aubrey Stevenson

Aubrey Stevenson is the office coordinator at the Heising-Simons Foundation’s Los Altos office. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2022, Aubrey worked for the City of Morgan Hill’s Recreation Department. Previously, she was an intern for California State Assemblymember Evan Low and worked on various political campaigns. Aubrey received a bachelor’s degree in political science… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: The Embodiment Institute

The Embodiment Institute is fiscally sponsored by NEO Philanthropy. The Embodiment Institute works to bring nonpartisan political and embodied emotional skills to broader communities and to expand its capacity and practice of just relationships. The Embodiment Institute is a training and research entity serving embodied transformation. They are focused on bringing about relational transformation in… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Grassroots Asians Rising

Grassroots Asians Rising is a network of strong hyper-local groups that add up to a national strategy. A number of Foundation grantees participate in Grassroots Asians Rising, including New Breath Foundation and Southeast Asian Collective. In the wake of the spate of anti-Asian violence over the last year, combined with the rise of Asian Americans… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Pure Justice

Pure Justice is based in Houston, Texas, and is a Black-led, membership-based organization that aims to transform Harris County’s criminal justice system and remove economic barriers for formerly incarcerated individuals. Driven by Black and Brown volunteers who have been impacted by the criminal justice system. Pure Justice uses grassroots organizing and policy advocacy to achieve… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Somos Siembra

Somos Siembra is fiscally sponsored by Mijente Support Committee. Siembra, is an organization of Latinx people defending their rights and building power “with papers and without papers” in North Carolina. It works to stop the criminalization and detention of North Carolina’s Black and brown communities by local sheriffs, police, and ICE agents, and to fight… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: California Alliance for Youth and Community Justice

The California Alliance for Youth and Community Justice is a network of over 39 multi-racial, multi-generational, and multi-disciplinary organizations that for the past 10 years has been dedicated to creating opportunities for youth to heal and thrive in their communities by ending state violence, criminalization, and incarceration; as well as supporting youth, communities, and families… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Climate Power Education Fund

Climate Power Education Fund (CPEF) creates public communication campaign to tell the story of what climate action means for people’s lives. This grant supports CPEF’s work to create paid and earned media and advocacy campaigns to support strong federal action on climate and to counter misinformation from opponents.