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Page: 2021 Grantee Communications Gathering Agenda & Session Information

In the spirit of celebrating and supporting the communications professionals working at Heising-Simons Foundation grantee organizations, we invite you to join us for the inaugural Grantee Communications Gathering on October 19-20, 2021, for two days of inspiration, ideas, and connections. Both days will feature guest speakers and opportunities to connect and learn with other colleagues.… Continue Reading

Post: Introducing Emily Schaller as Program Officer for Science

We are excited to announce the addition of our newest member to the Heising-Simons Foundation’s Science program! Emily Schaller joined the Science team as a program officer on August 30, 2021, focused on astronomy, cosmology, climate change science, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. For the past decade, Emily has served as a NASA program manager… Continue Reading

Person: Emily Schaller

Emily Schaller is a program officer for the Science program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2021, Emily worked for 10 years as a program manager at NASA where she directed STEM education and outreach programs for the Earth Science Division. She previously worked as a NASA Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow, studying… Continue Reading

Post: Elevating Underrepresented Stories through Audio Journalism

Journalism is an essential arm of U.S. democracy, and the Heising-Simons Foundation’s Journalism grantees strengthen the field through investigative reporting, and by elevating underrepresented groups, voices, and content in mainstream media. Over the past few years, the Foundation has supported several audio programs—on the radio or via podcast—as part of that work to elevate underrepresented… Continue Reading

Post: Strengthening Civic Participation and Racial Justice in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties

The Heising-Simons Foundation believes in the importance of building local resident power and supports San Jose community organizations, emerging leaders, and a strong ecosystem of city government, nonprofits, and residents. Believing that a healthy democracy is dependent upon all community members participating in the public policy process and exercising influence over the decisions that affect… Continue Reading

Post: Grantees in the News, June – July 2021

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 March 2021.

Page: Logo and Acknowledgment Guidelines

The Heising-Simons Foundation and its Communications department stand by as a resource to help grantees communicate about their work. The Foundation welcomes grantees to announce or publicize its support from the Foundation, if they would like to do so. To mitigate any possibility of misrepresenting the Foundation’s name or logo, please email the Foundation at… Continue Reading

Page: Tools for Communicators

Communications can be a pivotal strategy for many organizations when promoting work to the masses. The Heising-Simons Foundation recognizes that capacity and resources can be challenging for nonprofits that are looking to bring awareness to important issues. To help provide support around this, the Foundation has developed a list of free communication tools and guides… Continue Reading