The COVID-19 global pandemic is changing the world, and our country. In addition to the challenges brought on by the sudden health crisis, as well as financial concerns and uncertainty given the unpredictability of this situation, the Heising-Simons Foundation also recognizes that the most significant impacts will likely be on the vulnerable communities that are… Continue Reading
Amid the unprecedented public health crisis caused by the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the Heising-Simons Foundation has made a $2 million grant to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Foundation to establish a COVID-19 Response Initiative at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG).
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 February 2020.
Lanzo K. Small, Jr., is the office assistant at the Heising-Simons Foundation’s office in Los Altos. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2020, Lanzo worked in the food service management and banking industries. In 2012, Lanzo became the first African-American male to sit on the Lincoln Unified School District’s Board of Trustees as a student… Continue Reading
Like many others, we take very seriously the concerns around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). To do our part to reduce the threat and spread of the virus, we have asked all of our employees to telecommute temporarily, and we will conduct all meetings via phone or video conference, rather than have our staff or visitors come to our offices or travel to other locations.
“If you’re an education funder, the earlier [you step in] the better,” writes Liz Simons, Heising-Simons Foundation’s Chair of the Board, in this opinion piece for the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS). “The ‘good’ news is that early childhood philanthropy is so underfunded that opportunities abound.”
Grantee partner Science News was founded as an independent nonprofit in 1921 by newspaper magnate E.W. Scripps and zoologist W.E. Ritter, who wanted to improve the quality and accuracy of science journalism. It covers news on science, medicine and technology, and you may find the latest stories here.