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Making Headlines: Grantees in the News

The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see many of 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 over the past month:

A High-Stakes Headcount: Philanthropy and the 2020 Census
Inside Philanthropy, November 15, 2017
A deeper look at the Funders Census Initiative’s work to ensure a fair and accurate count in 2020. This effort is supported by the Heising-Simons Foundation, among many other partners.

New Report Shows Health Effects of Pollution on Communities of Color
CBS News, November 15, 2017
A new report produced in part by the Clean Air Task Force, a grantee of the Climate and Clean Energy program, warns that people living nearby industrial facilities are being disproportionally affected by pollution.

ICE’s Courthouse Arrests Undercut Democracy
New York Times, November 26, 2017
This article cites a recent study conducted by Human Rights grantee the Tahirih Justice Center, which reports that almost half of all service providers working with immigrant survivors of abuse have reported clients dropping their cases out of fear of deportation.

Por Qué Es Importante que los Niños Aprendan Matemáticas Desde la Guardería
BBC Mundo, November 28, 2017
Deborah Stipek, chair of Education grantee the Development and Research in Early Math Education (DREME) Network, talks about the importance of math learning among our youngest children. Please note that this article is in Spanish.

If you are a current Foundation grantee and would like to be featured in our “Making Headlines” series, please send us a note: [email protected].