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Post: Supporting the Next Generation of Bay Area Nonprofit Leaders

Cultivating homegrown talent to serve as the next generation of executive directors for community nonprofits in Silicon Valley is challenging, due the high cost of living and lack of resources to run extensive leadership development programs. At the same time, it’s important for agencies critical to the region’s well-being to retain leadership talent rooted in, and reflective of, the communities they serve.

Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, October 2019

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 in October 2019.

Post: New Telescope Installed at McDonald Observatory, Texas

A new, 1-meter telescope—funded by the Heising-Simons Foundation’s Science program—has been installed at the University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory. The telescope is part of the Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) global network of robotic telescopes, and the second of a pair located at the McDonald Observatory.

Post: 2019 Home Visiting Yearbook Released

Grantee partner National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVRC) has released the 2019 Home Visiting Yearbook, which presents the most comprehensive landscape of home visiting at the national and state levels.

Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, September 2019

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 in September 2019.

Post: Grants Approved in the Third Quarter of 2019

At the Heising-Simons Foundation, we are proud of the grants and partnerships we develop to advance the issues we care about, and we believe in being transparent about our grantmaking with our partners and the public.

Post: Update From the Foundation’s Human Rights Program

It has been over 10 months since I joined the Heising-Simons Foundation as its first Human Rights Program Director. Over that time, I have had the chance to meet movement leaders, who have broadened my perspectives of the work to combat mass criminalization, and I have also deepened my existing relationships with those I have… Continue Reading