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One Year Into My Role as President and CEO

Dear Colleagues and Friends, “My work as a journalist seeks to connect silenced histories to our present day,” says Dara T. Mathis, one of two recipients of the Heising-Simons Foundation’s 2024 American Mosaic Journalism Prize. The Prize is awarded to freelance journalists for excellence in long-form, narrative, or deep reporting about underrepresented communities in the …

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

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 …

Dr. Jochen Marschall Appointed Science Program Director

We are pleased to share that Dr. Jochen (Joe) Marschall, currently serving as interim Science program director, has been appointed as Science program director at the Heising-Simons Foundation.

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 …

Welcoming Our New Chief Financial Officer

We are pleased to announce that Kevin Luu, currently the chief financial officer and treasurer at Humanity United, has accepted our offer to join the Heising-Simons Foundation as our chief financial officer. 

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 …

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 …