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Post: Letter from the President

In this holiday week, I wanted to write a note of reflection and thanks to you, our colleagues and friends. We are nearing the end of a tumultuous year. It has been a hard year – a year marked by anger, grief, illness, and loss. It has been a year filled with events that have… Continue Reading

Post: First Mural Complete in “FINDINGS” Series Celebrating Women and Science

On a towering brick wall near the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City, a mysterious class of cosmological objects dance with the diverse women of New York City. “A Cluster of Enigmas” is the first in a series of colorful murals completed by renowned artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, in her new partnership with the Heising-Simons Foundation entitled “Findings.”

Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, September 2020

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 September 2020.

Page: Sustainable Work Practices

The Foundation uses sustainability policies and practices to reduce its carbon footprint, while continuing to work with grantee partners to advance large-scale sustainable solutions to curb pollution, and advance clean energy. Green Offices The United States Green Building Council has awarded the Foundation's Los Altos office LEED Platinum certification and the Foundation's San Francisco office, LEED Gold. LEED (Leadership… Continue Reading

Post: Climate Change and Two Dimensions of Justice

Multiple unfolding crises this year have laid bare, and exacerbated, deep inequities in our society. The poorest people around the world and communities of color here in the U.S. are once again bearing the heaviest burden from the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic crisis, and climate impacts.