Topic: Local and Emerging Opportunities

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Giving Code Learning and Experimentation Grants Announced

The Heising-Simons Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation have announced the recipients of the Giving Code Learning and Experimentation Grants, which include 20… Continue Reading

Preventing Firearm Violence

Dr. Wintemute is a UC Davis emergency room physician who has been researching gun violence for the past three decades. He leads the University of California Firearm Violence Prevention Research Center (FVRC), the only state-funded research center of its kind in the United States. The Foundation’s Local and Emerging Opportunities program has supported the U.C. Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP), where FVRC is located. Continue Reading

Firearm Violence Research Center Launches at UC Davis

The Firearm Violence Research Center (FVRC) at UC Davis launched earlier this month with the goal of conducting research and policy development on firearm violence, and on the connections between violence, substance abuse, and mental illness. Continue Reading

Heising-Simons Foundation Grants to Strengthen and Sustain Journalism

In this country’s infancy, the founders recognized the value of journalism as an institution to keep the new government in check... Continue Reading

Emergency Relief Efforts to Support San Jose Flood Victims

This past February, during one of the wettest winters in California on record, thousands of residents in San Jose were forced to evacuate their homes… Continue Reading