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2017 “State of Preschool” Report Released

Which states invest best in their young children, and which pre-K programs have proven most beneficial to help children close the gap with their more advantaged peers? That’s the question the National Institute for Early Education Research’s (NIEER) State of Preschool yearbook aims to answer each year. Continue Reading

Barbara Chow Authors Paper on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy

“The journey toward greater diversity and inclusion is not linear,” says Barbara Chow in a new paper titled, “From Words to Action: A Practical Philanthropic Guide to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.” Continue Reading

‘Spaces For Good’ Connects Bay Area Nonprofits to Available Work Spaces

It’s no secret that the San Francisco Bay Area has one of the highest real estate costs in the United States. A 2016 report from Northern California Grantmakers revealed that office prices in the Bay Area had increased 122 percent over the past five years, and that most of the nonprofits surveyed were seriously concerned about the ways in which the real estate market may affect their long-term sustainability. Continue Reading

Equal Justice Initiative’s New Memorial Featured on “60 Minutes”

On April 26, 2018, the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) will open the United States’ first memorial dedicated to the thousands of African-Americans lynched over a seven-decade period following the Civil War, and a new museum dedicated to slavery and its legacy today. EJI is supported by the Foundation’s Human Rights program. Continue Reading

Making Headlines: Grantees in the News

The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see many of 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 over the past month. Continue Reading

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