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New Report: Grantee NASEM on Closing the Opportunity Gap for Young Children

When it comes to investing in equitable education opportunities for young children, factors related to the opportunity gap cannot be overlooked. For young children, some of these structural and institutional forces that maintain and exacerbate inequality include poverty, food insecurity, exposure to violence, inadequate access to health care, well-funded quality schools, and mental health care.

Solving the Astrophysical N-body Problem More Efficiently

A new algorithm developed by a grantee of the Foundation’s Science program has the potential to trace the evolution of large astrophysical systems, such as galaxies, planetary systems, or clusters of stars.

Communicating with Multilingual Populations: New Language Access Toolkit for Nonprofits

How does your organization ensure that individuals and communities with limited English proficiency have the same level of engagement with your organization’s work as those who speak English as their primary language?

President Biden Announces Intent to Appoint Liz Simons as Member of Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Today, President Biden announced key appointments to several boards and commissions, including his intent to appoint Liz Simons, Chair of the Board of the Heising-Simons Foundation, to serve as a member of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Q&A with Grantee UnboundEd: Finding Common Ground for Effective Literacy Instruction in California

In California, twenty percent of students attending public schools are classified as English learners, a term that identifies students who speak a language other than English at home, and who are learning English in other settings. As the state with the largest English learner population in the country, discussions on how to deliver appropriate reading …

New Initiative Lifts Up Early Childhood Practitioners in California with $2 Million in Awards

The Heising-Simons Foundation’s Education program is pleased to share that Practitioners’ Voice California (PVCA), housed at Tides Foundation, has granted nearly $2 million to community-based organizations across California to build up the leadership power of early childhood practitioners. PVCA is supported by a consortium of foundations, including Heising-Simons Foundation.

1400 Degrees: Exploring the Universe of Materials with Nadya Mason

“Condensed matter is the physics of stuff. We’re surrounded by wood, metal, and electronics that we take for granted. But we should be wondering more about materials. Why does a metal conduct electricity? Is it the little dudes running from one end to another?” Dr. Nadya Mason Dr. Nadya Mason, a condensed matter physicist who …

Heising-Simons Foundation Awarded Climate Registered™ Gold Status

The Heising-Simons Foundation has been awarded Climate Registered™ Gold Status by The Climate Registry, North America’s largest voluntary registry for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Earth Day 2023: Time to Finish the Job

The first Earth Day was celebrated in the United States 53 years ago, in 1970, during a seminal moment in our country’s environmental history. In a relatively short span of time, Congress took action to establish bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the National Environmental Protection Act. We still rely upon these laws today to help protect the health of people and the planet.