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 January 2020.
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With support from the Heising-Simons Foundation, FrameWorks Institute has developed a new report, “Reframing Early Math Learning,” offers effective strategies for shifting public understanding about early math.
Two years ago, we announced the creation of The American Mosaic Journalism Prize. This unrestricted cash prize of $100,000 per recipient is awarded to freelance journalists for excellence in long-form, narrative, or deep reporting about underrepresented and/or misrepresented groups in the American landscape. We created the prize as part of our work that supports journalism as an essential arm of U.S. democracy—recognizing journalism’s critical ability to expose audiences to new perspectives and foster greater understanding. Today, we are pleased to announce the newest recipients of this prize: Rebecca Nagle and Darcy Courteau.
Heising-Simons Foundation co-founder and board member Mark Heising was recently named Chairman-elect of the Board of Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). Mr. Heising, an EDF Board member since 2011, will become the Board Chair in January 2021.
This Wednesday, February 5, in a two-hour special from NOVA, “renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson takes us on an epic adventure through time at the polar extremes of our planet.” With support from the Heising-Simons Foundation, this program will uncover the history and dramatic changes at the ends of the Earth, and what this means about the climate.
“Of all the challenges grantseekers face, one of the most consequential is figuring out the right amount to request of a foundation,” Barbara Chow, director of the Foundation’s Education program, writes in a new article published in NonProfit Quarterly in January 2020.
Angie Junck, director of the Foundation’s Human Rights program, has been elected to the board of directors of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR).
The Early Childhood Investment Collaborative (the Collaborative)—co-founded in 2018 by the Heising-Simons Foundation— has announced a new funding opportunity designed to address structural barriers to a well-prepared and appropriately compensated early childhood education (ECE) workforce.
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.