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Grant Highlight: University of Maine: Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR)

This research project is a collaboration between the University of Maine, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, and the University of Kansas. This grant supports the design, engineering, and deployment of a fully-autonomous, ground-based glacier-monitoring system, also known as the Atlas System. The system integrates state-of-the art Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) laser technology, an… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) promotes the development of science and engineering at the national level. AAAS is the world’s largest scientific society, partnering with over 262 societies and academies of science. This grant supports four fellows in its Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship Program (MMF), which provides young scientists and… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Women’s Foundation of California: Essie Justice Group

The Women’s Foundation of California, a public charity seeking to advance gender equality, is the fiscal sponsor of the Essie Justice Group. This grant supports the Essie Justice Group, which harnesses the collective power of women with incarcerated loved ones to empower women and end mass incarceration. Of the 2.2 million people incarcerated in the… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Tides Center: Californians for Safety and Justice

The Tides Center is the fiscal sponsor for Californians for Safety and Justice (CSJ), a statewide nonprofit with a mission to replace prison and justice system waste with common sense solutions that create safe neighborhoods and save public dollars. Through policy advocacy, public education, partnerships, and support for local best practices, it promotes effective criminal… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is an international nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization that defends the rights of people worldwide. Founded in 1978, HRW aims to investigate human rights violations, expose findings widely, and pressure policymakers to respect rights and secure justice. This grant supports HRW’s work in the United States exposing human rights abuses perpetuated by… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Equal Justice Initiative

The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system. EJI litigates on behalf of condemned prisoners, juvenile offenders, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, poor people denied effective representation, and others whose trials are marked by racial… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) provides legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in East Palo Alto and the surrounding community, with a focus on immigration, housing, and consumer protection issues. CLSEPA is the only nonprofit legal service provider of its kind in San Mateo County, connecting more than 500 volunteer attorneys,… Continue Reading