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Page: For Current Grantees

The Foundation requires reports on grants awarded. These reports include a narrative describing accomplishments as well as a financial accounting of funds. They provide us with an opportunity to learn about your work and the field, and to hear directly from you. Interim Report Guidelines Download Final Report Guidelines Download

Page: For Invited Grantseekers

The Heising-Simons Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals in any of its grantmaking areas. If you have been invited to submit a letter of inquiry or a proposal to the Foundation, please contact your program officer for additional instructions. Frequently Asked Questions What is the Foundation’s indirect cost policy?It is the Foundation’s policy that the grant under… Continue Reading

Page: Community and Opportunity

The Foundation’s Community and Opportunity program focuses on four areas: resilient local community, organizational effectiveness for Foundation grantees, journalism, and the CEO Fund. Grants made under this program are offered by invitation only. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. WHAT'S NEW Strengthening Legal Support for Local NewsMay 9, 2019U.S. Census 2020: Ensuring Every Child… Continue Reading

Page: Human Rights

The Foundation's Human Rights program is rooted in our belief in the inherent dignity of all people. In the United States and around the world, too many people are denied full and equal rights and participation in the political, social, and economic institutions that shape their lives. In our grantmaking, we work toward achieving a… Continue Reading

Climate and Clean Energy

Page: Climate and Clean Energy

The goal of the Foundation’s Climate and Clean Energy program is to protect people and the planet from the worst impacts of climate change by cutting pollution and accelerating the transition to a clean energy future. We aim to help make energy clean, affordable, safe, and reliable for all. The program’s grantmaking supports organizations that… Continue Reading

Page: Science

The goal of the Foundation’s Science program is to support fundamental research primarily in the physical sciences. We believe that basic research, when done strategically, has the potential to innovate, elevate, and revolutionize humanity’s knowledge and understanding of the universe. Across its funding, the program employs three major approaches: enabling basic scientific research, connecting key… Continue Reading

Page: Financials and Policies

Amount Awarded by Program in 2018 Education: 38% ($38,499,213)Science: 22.3% ($22,586,003)Climate and Clean Energy: 19.7% ($20,000,000)Human Rights: 11.8% ($12,013,428)Community and Opportunity: 7.9% ($8,000,000) Due to rounding, percentages may not always add up to 100%. 2017 2017 Audited Financial Statements Access the Foundation’s 2017 audited financial statements. Download 2017 Form 990-PF Access the Foundation’s 2017 Form 990-PF form, which… Continue Reading