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Post: Liz Simons Named Board Chair for The Marshall Project

The Marshall Project, a Pulitzer-Prize winning nonprofit newsroom covering criminal justice, has named Liz Simons, Heising-Simons Foundation’s Board Chair, to serve as Board Chair — following Neil Barsky, founder of The Marshall Project. The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S.… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Californians for Justice

Californians for Justice (CFJ) is a statewide grassroots organization working for racial justice by building the power of youth, communities of color, immigrants, low-income families, and LGBTQ communities. Led by students, CFJ organizes to advance educational justice and improve our social, economic, and political conditions This grant supports building resident power in the city of… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: TransLash

TransLash is a fiscally sponsored project of the Brooklyn Arts Council. As a trans-led journalism project, TransLash uses the power of personal stories to dissolve the lack of knowledge at the heart of trans erasure. TransLash’s work seeks to create a world in which all forms of gender expression have equal rights, protections, and opportunities,… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: African American Community Service Agency

The African American Community Service Agency (AACSA), founded in 1978, is the only agency in Silicon Valley with a distinct focus on serving Black, African American, and African/African Ancestry populations, in addition to Latinx, immigrant, and other underserved communities. AACSA seeks to reverse the pervasive impacts of racism by providing services to ethnically diverse low-income… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: University of California at Davis Violence Prevention Research Program

The world-renowned Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP), housed at the Center for Violence Prevention Research, is a multi-disciplinary program of research and policy development at the University of California, Davis. VPRP conducts research to develop sound scientific evidence on the nature, causes, consequences, and prevention of firearm violence, disseminates the evidence, and promotes the adoption… Continue Reading

Post: Grantees in the News, August 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 March 2021.

Page: 2021 Grantee Communications Gathering Agenda & Session Information

In the spirit of celebrating and supporting the communications professionals working at Heising-Simons Foundation grantee organizations, we invite you to join us for the inaugural Grantee Communications Gathering on October 19-20, 2021, for two days of inspiration, ideas, and connections. Both days will feature guest speakers and opportunities to connect and learn with other colleagues.… Continue Reading

Post: Introducing Emily Schaller as Program Officer for Science

We are excited to announce the addition of our newest member to the Heising-Simons Foundation’s Science program! Emily Schaller joined the Science team as a program officer on August 30, 2021, focused on astronomy, cosmology, climate change science, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. For the past decade, Emily has served as a NASA program manager… Continue Reading