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Program Officer, Science

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

Page: Logo Toolkit

Please email the Foundation's Communications department for advance permission of any potential use of the Foundation’s logo. In your email, please let us know where and how you plan to use the logo, and, if possible, share any relevant materials where you would like the logo to appear. Logo Downloads Best Use Download .JPG… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Advanced Energy Economy Institute

Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEE Institute) is a nonprofit advocacy organization whose mission is to transform public policy and enable a rapid transition to an advanced clean energy future. AEE Institute provides clean energy advocates, businesses, and policymakers with research, reports, aggregated data, and analytic tools to educate leaders on the benefits and opportunities of… Continue Reading