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Grant Highlight: Silicon Valley De-Bug

Silicon Valley De-Bug (De-Bug) is a community organizing, advocacy, and multimedia storytelling organization based in San Jose, California, that serves as a platform for diverse communities to impact the political, cultural, and social landscape on a variety of human rights issues, including immigrant rights, economic justice, and criminal justice reform. This grant provides general funds… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: National Center for Youth Law

The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) is a nonprofit law firm that has been fighting to protect the rights of marginalized youth for more than 40 years. Headquartered in Oakland, California, NCYL leads high impact campaigns that weave together litigation, research, public awareness, policy development, and technical assistance. This grant supports NCYL’s work to protect… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: JusticeLA Campaign

Based in Los Angeles, Dignity and Power Now (DPN) is a grassroots organization that advances the dignity and agency of all incarcerated people, and their families and communities. DPN houses the JusticeLA Coalition and Campaign (JusticeLA), formed in response to Los Angeles County’s $3.5 billion plan to build two new jails. This grant supports JusticeLA’s… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Detention Watch Network

The Tides Center supports new and emerging charitable initiatives whose missions promote a more just, healthy, and sustainable world. Detention Watch Network is a project of Tides. 

Person: Savannah Whaley

Savannah Whaley is a program associate for the Climate and Clean Energy program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2019, Savannah completed a fellowship as the climate adaptation associate at Alameda County, Office of Sustainability. She also held internships at Sierra Club Massachusetts and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. Savannah received her bachelor’s degree in… Continue Reading

Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, August 2019

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 August 2019.

Post: Firearm Violence is Not Inevitable

The last few weeks have brought us Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton––more mass shootings, more deaths by firearms. We grieve with the victims, their families, and their communities.

Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, July 2019

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 July 2019. Ways to Better Serve Often-Misunderstood English-Learners With… Continue Reading