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Grant Highlight: Women on the Rise GA

Women on the Rise GA is fiscally sponsored by Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, Inc. Founded in 2013, Women on the Rise is a grassroots organization led by women of color who are targeted and/or impacted by the criminal legal system, working to educate, heal, and empower communities to demand justice, dignity and liberation for all.… Continue Reading

Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, February 2021

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 2021.

Grant Highlight: Young Women’s Freedom Center

Founded in 1993, the Young Women’s Freedom Center (YWFC), is a leadership and advocacy organization led by systems-involved cis and trans women and young women, trans men and young men, and gender-expansive people of color who have grown up in poverty, worked in the underground street economy, and have been criminalized by social services such as… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Justice Team Network Education Fund

Justice Team Network Education Fund is fiscally sponsored by Tides Foundation. Justice Team Network is a statewide coalition of rapid response teams across California that builds infrastructure to support victims and survivors of state violence and mass incarceration. It does this through organizing, strategic communications, and advocating for state legislation that changes the ways in… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Just Futures Law

Just Futures Law  defends and builds the power of immigrants’ rights and criminal justice activists, organizers, and base-building community groups working to disrupt and dismantle the U.S. deportation and mass incarceration systems. In partnership with grassroots groups and organizers, Just Futures Law believes attorneys must center the leadership and lived experience of organizers, activists, and… Continue Reading

Fellow: Emily Martin

Emily Martin found her gateway to planetary science while working in an astronomy instrumentation lab as a college senior. Today, she constructs and restores instruments that facilitate enhanced observations of objects within and beyond our solar system. Emily spent six years contributing to the upgrade of the Near Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSPEC), which operates out of… Continue Reading