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American Mosaic Journalism Prize Awarded to Dara T. Mathis and Tamir Kalifa

The Heising-Simons Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 American Mosaic Journalism Prize: Carvell Wallace and Cerise Castle.

What Our Grants and Grantees Looked Like in 2023

Q&A: Families Lead California

Left to right: Shiree Teng (Teng & Smith), Ernesto Saldana (Teng & Smith), Sergio Luna (ICUC). All photos by Masha Chernyak. All photos by Masha Chernyak. All photos by Masha Chernyak. As families across California continue to struggle with a host of social and economic stressors, the Foundation’s Families Lead California initiative seeks to support …

Grantee Publications, November – December 2023

The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to highlight publications by grantees. We encourage you to look through their inspiring work. Email us at [email protected] if you would like us to share any publications. Yale Program on Climate Change Communications How Many Americans Want an Electric Home? Date of Publication: November 16, 2023 Type of Publication: Brief …

President’s Year-End Letter

Dear Grantees and Partners: When the Heising-Simons Foundation welcomed me as its new leader in February 2023, we as a staff and Board embarked on a shared journey to reflect on the many changes taking place within the Foundation and in the world. The nature of the problems we are tackling—whether the scale of climate …

Human Rights Day: Join Article 3’s Commemoration, “Still We Rise”

December 11, 2023, marks the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a milestone document in the history of human rights that upholds the inherent dignity, equality, and rights of every individual. Heising-Simons Foundation is pleased to partner with Article 3 to commemorate this important milestone. The event, “Still We Rise,” will …

Grantee Publications, September – October 2023

The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to highlight publications by grantees. We encourage you to look through their inspiring work. Email us at [email protected] if you would like us to share any publications. Early Educator Investment Collaborative Advancing ECE Workforce Compensation and Equity: Key Conditions for a National Lead Teacher Certification Date of Publication: September 2023 …

Philanthropies Launch $200 Million Initiative to Support Responsible Use and Innovation of Artificial Intelligence

As part of its grantmaking seeking to address the impact of technology on society, Heising-Simons Foundation has joined a new coalition of ten philanthropies to support public interest efforts that mitigate artificial intelligence’s (AI) harms and promote responsible use and innovation, as outlined by Vice President Kamala Harris earlier today. Other partners include the David …

Sushma Raman Moderates Panel on Addressing Gender Bias in Artificial Intelligence

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to become more ubiquitous in all aspects of our everyday lives, more sectors of our society, business, and government are reckoning with the myriad ways in which these tools can be misused or weaponized against marginalized groups. While they may appear neutral, the uncomfortable truth is that AI models are …