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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 2019 Education: 34.9% ($39,547,052)Science: 22.4% ($25,363,070)Climate and Clean Energy: 19.4% ($21,994,971)Human Rights: 15.48% ($17,511,250)Community and Opportunity: 7.7% ($8,713,033) Due to rounding, percentages may not always add up to 100%. 2018 2018 Audited Financial Statements Access the Foundation’s 2018 audited financial statements. Download 2018 Form 990-PF Access the Foundation’s 2018 Form 990-PF form, which… Continue Reading

Page: Programs

The Heising-Simons Foundation focuses its grantmaking in five program areas: Climate and Clean EnergyCommunity and OpportunityEducationHuman RightsScience

Page: Grants

The Foundation seeks to support organizations and institutions at the forefront of their fields. Search Grants by Program Area: Search All GrantsClimate and Clean EnergyCommunity and OpportunityEducationHuman RightsScienceFor Invited GrantseekersThe Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals. If your organization has been invited to apply for support, please find frequently asked questions and proposal guidelines here.For… Continue Reading

Post: Letter from the President: March 2016

Dear Colleagues: From the ceiling in one corner of our office hangs a mobile. I often find visitors to the Foundation, even our staff, passing by and tilting their heads up to take it in. Its pieces remind us of the many partners that make up this Foundation’s work: blue squares, triangles, and letters for… Continue Reading