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Director, Technology

Person: James Bullard

James Bullard is the director of technology at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, James worked as a solution architect for Exponent Partners, developing Salesforce-based solutions for nonprofits. His professional background also includes managing information systems at FairTrade USA, KQED, and the Sierra Club. In addition to his career in technology, James… Continue Reading

Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News

The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see its grantee partners featured in media outlets across the country, providing an expert voice on a timely issue or being highlighted for their accomplishments and hard work. Here are some news items that have featured our grantees over the past month.

Post: Foundation Sponsors Student Scientists to Spend Summer at Mass Media Outlets

The AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program pairs student scientists with senior editors at media organizations across the United States to communicate scientific ideas to a broad audience. The competitive fellowship kicks off in June with a three-day orientation and training session, followed by the fellows spending 10 weeks working at their respective mass media hosts. At the end of summer, the fellows convene again in Washington, D.C., to share their successes and participate in professional development workshops focused on science communications.

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At the Heising-Simons Foundation, our values guide the way we work. From our environmentally sustainable office in Los Altos, California, we passionately support many grantee partners that advance sustainable solutions in climate and clean energy, enable groundbreaking research in science, enhance the education of our youngest learners, and support human rights for all people. The following are positions we are… Continue Reading

Post: Letter from the President: May 2018

For a Foundation with as many interests as ours—science, early childhood education, human rights, climate and clean energy—there are few times when a single event reaches across to touch almost all of our issue areas. But in 2020, that rare moment will come in the form of the next U.S. Census.

Person: Sadia Hasan

Sadia Hasan is an accounting assistant at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, Sadia was a technical and accounts manager at the Rahima Foundation. Born and raised in Pakistan, Sadia received a master’s degree in economics and an MBA in information technology, both from Bahauddin Zakariya University in Pakistan.

Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News

The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see its grantee partners featured in media outlets across the country, providing an expert voice on a timely issue or being highlighted for their accomplishments and hard work. Here are some news items that have featured our grantees over the past month.

Post: Equal Justice Initiative’s New Memorial Featured on “60 Minutes”

On April 26, 2018, the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) will open the United States’ first memorial dedicated to the thousands of African-Americans lynched over a seven-decade period following the Civil War, and a new museum dedicated to slavery and its legacy today. EJI is supported by the Foundation’s Human Rights program.