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Joining the Giving Pledge

Mark Heising and Liz Simons, founders of the Heising-Simons Foundation, announced their participation in the Giving Pledge today. The Giving Pledge is a multi-generational, global initiative… Continue Reading

“California Needs Early Childhood Education” – Liz Simons’ Op-Ed in the San Jose Mercury News

The children were dancing when I walked through the door of the transitional kindergarten classroom in east Menlo Park where I volunteer as a storyteller… Continue Reading

The Simons Observatory: A New Investigation into the Formation of the Early Universe

The Simons Foundation awarded a $38.4 million grant, and the Heising-Simons awarded a $1.7 million grant, to establish the Simons Observatory, a new astronomy facility… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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