As part of the Local and Emerging Opportunities program, the Heising-Simons Foundation has supported the development of resources for nonprofits facing facility challenges or growing out of their current workspaces. Below are some of these new resources that may be of interest to you—please also feel free to share this information with other nonprofits that may find it helpful.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation is critical to meet our goal to protect people from the worst impacts of climate change. Transportation is now the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., accounting for 28 percent of emissions in 2016. Growing transportation pollution also contributes to worsening air quality, leading to serious health problems like asthma and heart problems that hit low-income communities hardest.
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 2018.
Undocumented young people and their families are integral to the social, economic, and cultural fabric of California. The state is home to roughly 3 million undocumented residents, with an estimated 72,000 undocumented youth attending California’s public institutions of higher education. Today, the Heising-Simons Foundation is thrilled to be one of the inaugural funders of the California Campus Catalyst Fund (the Catalyst Fund), a three-year, $10 million initiative designed to expand and create programs in the higher education system to support undocumented students and their families.
For more than 10 years, the Heising-Simons Foundation has made grants that reflect our deep care for, and interest in, young children and their education. It’s a child’s early years of life that are especially formative and we, among many other champions of early childhood education, recognize that this is the time to lay the foundation for the future.