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Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, November 2019

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 November 2019.

Inside the US Marshals’ Secretive, Deadly Detention Empire
Mother Jones, November/December 2019 Issue
This piece delves into irregularities pertaining to “America’s oldest law enforcement agency,” as detailed by journalist Seth Freed Wessler, a fellow at Type Investigations. Type Investigations is a program of Type Media Center, an nonprofit organization supported by the Foundation’s Human Rights program.

Silicon Valley’s Megawealthy Join to Raise $100 Million for Local Charities
The Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 21, 2019
This piece highlights Magnify Community, a multi-funder effort to engage Silicon Valley donors to invest in local community programs. Magnify Community is supported by the Foundation’s Community and Opportunity program.

Corporate Leaders Promote Plan to Become Carbon Neutral by 2050
Newsweek, November 13, 2019
A number of corporate leaders have backed the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions’ (C2ES) plan to “transform the American economy into a net zero emissions system by 2050.” C2ES is supported by the Foundation’s Climate and Clean Energy program.

Tax the Patriarchy
The Atlantic, November 13, 2019
The current U.S. tax code “fails to fund many women’s most urgent priorities, including universal health care, subsidized child care, universal prekindergarten, and paid family leave,” The Atlantic’s Annie Lowery writes in this piece about the National Women’s Law Center’s (NWLC) latest reports on tax law, and gender and racial justice. NWLC is supported by the Foundation’s Education program.

Milgrom-Elcott: Better Teacher Preparation in Math Can Break Down Barriers to STEM for Girls, Students of Color & Low-Income Kids
The 74, November 11, 2019
“Students without early exposure to math in the foundational years (…) are more likely to fall behind not just in more-advanced STEM classes but also in their careers,” writes Talia Milgrom-Elcott, executive director and founder of 100Kin10, a national network supported by the Foundation’s Education program.

Coyote Valley Gets Preserved in Historic San Jose City Council Vote
Silicon Valley Business Journal, November 6, 2019
This story highlights a partnership between the city of San Jose and nonprofit Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) to purchase “937 acres in Coyote Valley, preserving as open space property that has served as the landscape for some of the region’s biggest development battles in recent decades.” POST is supported by the Foundation’s Community and Opportunity program.