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Post: Letter from the President: June 2019

In 2018, the Foundation, for the first time in its history, awarded $100 million in grants in a single year. That we were able to do this is due to a generous Board, a dedicated staff, and, above all, an overwhelmingly thoughtful, creative, and committed set of grantees. We are immensely grateful to you, our… Continue Reading

Post: Announcing The Early Educator Investment Collaborative

The Heising-Simons Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Early Educator Investment Collaborative (EEIC), a group of early childhood funders working to advance the highest standards of educator quality, support educators’ preparation and professional learning, and achieve professional compensation that reflects the transformational value of early childhood educators. Helping all early educators achieve their full potential… Continue Reading

Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, April 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 April 2019.

Post: Strengthening Legal Support for Local News

Today, a group of foundations announced a new pooled fund designed to support university legal clinics that are strengthening and defending the First Amendment, media access, and transparency. Supported by the Democracy Fund, the Klarman Family Foundation, and the Heising-Simons Foundation, and hosted by the Miami Foundation, the Legal Clinics Fund was created with the… Continue Reading

Post: Introducing the Margaret Burbidge Visiting Professorship at UC San Diego

With support from the Heising-Simons Foundation, the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego has established the Margaret Burbidge Visiting Professorship, part of an effort to bring eminent female physicists to the university for collaborative research within its Department of Physics. Three visiting professors from Columbia University, ESPCI Paris, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will fill the inaugural role beginning in the fall.

Post: Grants Approved in the First 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. As part of the content that is shared on this website, you can already search all of our grants… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Storytelling Math Initiative

Technical Education Research Centers (TERC) is an independent, research-based organization dedicated to engaging and inspiring all students through stimulating curricula and programs that develop curiosity, problem-solving skills, and expand opportunity. This grant supports TERC’s Storytelling Math Initiative, a partnership with book publishers Star Bright Books and Charlesbridge to develop, release, and promote trade storybooks for… Continue Reading