Grantees in the News, June – July 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 June and July 2021:

As Investment Grows in Electric Cars, Groups Work to Make Sure the Future is Fair
The Denver Channel
Grantee: EVHybridNoire
Program: Climate and Clean Energy

DC Circuit Moves to Vacate Spire STL Certificate; Finds FERC Scrutiny Lacking
S&P Global Platts
Grantee: Environmental Defense Fund
Program: Climate and Clean Energy

The Head of the Committee to Protect Journalists Offers a Warning as He Prepares to Step Down
The New York Times
Grantee: Committee to Protect Journalists
Program: Community and Opportunity

San Jose Flea Market Vendors Protest Development Plan
San Jose Spotlight
Grantees: Catalyze SV, Latinos United for a New America, Working Partnerships USA, SIREN
Program: Community and Opportunity

Federal Court Strikes Down CA’s Three Decade Old Assault Weapon Ban, Will It Matter?
KQED
Grantee: Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis
Program: Community and Opportunity

An Arms Race in America: Gun Buying Spiked During the Pandemic. It’s Still Up.
The New York Times
Grantee: UC Davis Violence Prevention Center
Program: Community and Opportunity

‘Bad to horrific’: Racial Discrimination and Wealth Inequality Grew Under COVID-19
San Jose Spotlight
Grantee: Human Rights Institute at San Jose State
Program: Community and Opportunity

Nonprofit EmbraceRace Helps Parents Explain Race to Children
ABC News (recirculated from The Chronicle of Philanthropy)
Grantee: EmbraceRace
Program: Community and Opportunity

Plans for free pre-K and community college could provide a ‘ladder into the middle class.’
The New York Times
Grantee: National Institute for Early Education Research
Program: Education

How Latina Community Leaders Rallied Together After Austin’s Disastrous Storm
Vogue
Grantees: Workers Defense Project
Program: Education

Ny Nourn: the Woman Convicted of Murder and Pardoned – Who Now Fights for Other Battered Women
The Guardian
Grantee: Asian American Advancing Justice
Program: Human Rights

Faith Leaders Demand that Black Voters have Fair Voting Rights
CNN
Grantee: Repairers of the Breach Inc.
Program: Human Rights

The US Must Adopt Child Welfare Strategies for Unaccompanied Minors
The Hill
Grantee: Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Program: Human Rights

Opinion: at gunpoint, Police Handcuffed me after License-Plate Reader Error
East Bay Times
Grantee: Ella Baker Center
Program: Human Rights

Supercomputer Embarks on Effort to Help Map the Universe, Dark Energy and All
The Wall Street Journal
Grantee: Regents at UC Berkeley/span>
Program: Science

A New Technique for “Seeing” Exoplanet Surfaces Based on the Content of their Atmospheres
Universe Today
Grantee: Xinting Xu, 51 Pegasi b fellow
Program: Science

Ask Ethan: How Can we Tell if an Exoplanet Has a Surface?
Forbes
Grantee: Xinting Xu, 51 Pegasi b fellow
Program: Science

The Next Test for Environmental Justice Policy? Defining ‘Disadvantaged Communities.’
Universe Today
Grantee: Grist
Program: Climate and Clean Energy

Biden plan would tighten mileage for new cars over the next four years
The Washington Post
Grantee: Environmental Defense Fund
Program: Climate and Clean Energy

A Carbon Calculation: how Many Deaths do Emissions Cause?
The New York Times
Grantees: Climate Impact Lab at Rhodium, Resources for the Future, Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University
Program: Climate and Clean Energy

New Incentive Programs for EV Buyers, but Connecticut’s Goal Still A Long Way Off
Connecticut Public Radio
Grantee: EVHybridNoire
Program: Climate and Clean Energy

Looking Behind the Wave of Anti-Trans Bills
The Recast
Grantee: Translash
Program: Community and Opportunity

How California’s New Universal Transitional Kindergarten Program will be Rolled Out
EdSource
Grantees: Kidango Inc., Children Now, National Institute for Early Education Research, Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes at Rutgers University, The Board of Trustees at Leland Stanford Junior University
Program: Education

Charles River Math Trail Inspires Children to Think Creatively
Boston Globe
Grantees: MathTalk PBC, The Young People’s Project
Program: Education

Gov. Newsom Accused of Backtracking on Announced Plan to Close More Prisons in New Budget
The Vanguard
Grantee: Californians United for a Responsible Budget
Program: Human Rights

Marine Once ‘Locked in Limbo’ Advocates for Change from State Mental Hospital
KXAN
Grantee: Jail Project of Texas
Program: Human Rights

San Marcos Activists Seek Justice for Slain Woman
Spectrum News 1
Grantee: Mano Amigo
Program: Human Rights

Haziness of exoplanet atmospheres depends on properties of aerosol particles
Science News
Grantee: Xinting Xu, 51 Pegasi b fellow
Program: Science

This is Why Some Mysterious Exoplanets are Shrouded in a Hazy Curtain
Scientias
Grantee: Xinting Xu, 51 Pegasi b fellow
Program: Science

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