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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:

How a New Website Could Help Bay Area Nonprofits Find Affordable Space
San Jose Mercury News, January 11, 2018
The displacement and affordability crisis in the Bay Area affects nonprofits as much as any other industry. Enter Spaces for Good, a free online platform that helps nonprofits find affordable workspaces. Spaces for Good is a grantee within the Community and Opportunity program.

Using Data to Help ELLs Succeed Requires Partnerships, Persistence, Report Argues
Education Week Blog, January 12, 2018
This article shares highlights from New America’s report about Illinois’ efforts to more accurately evaluate the academic growth and needs of its English-language learners. The report was supported in part by the Foundation’s Education program.

Fundamental Physics is Frustrating Physicists
The Economist, January 13, 2018
This article about the importance of thinking outside the standard model of physics features leading physicists Surjeet Rajandran, Andrew Geraci, and David DeMille, all of whom are principal investigators of various research projects supported by the Science program.

Under Trump, Asylum-Seekers Increasingly Face Criminal Charges
Huffington Post, January 18, 2018
According to a report released by Human Rights First, a grantee within the Human Rights program, the U.S. Justice Department is increasing prosecution of asylum-seekers.

Oscar Nod for ‘Frontline’ Documentary Made by Chicago Team
WTTW, January 25, 2018
Frontline has earned its first-ever Oscar nomination for their documentary, “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.” Frontline is a grantee in the Foundation’s journalism portfolio, within the Community and Opportunity program.

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