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Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, September 2018

The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see 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 in September 2018. Continue Reading

Introducing Two New Members of the Education Team

I am thrilled to announce two new team members joining the Heising-Simons Foundation’s Education program! Continue Reading

Supporting Undocumented College Students and Their Families in California

Undocumented young people and their families are integral to the social, economic, and cultural fabric of California. The state is home to roughly 3 million undocumented residents, with an estimated 72,000 undocumented youth attending California’s public institutions of higher education. Today, the Heising-Simons Foundation is thrilled to be one of the inaugural funders of the California Campus Catalyst Fund (the Catalyst Fund), a three-year, $10 million initiative designed to expand and create programs in the higher education system to support undocumented students and their families. Continue Reading

Announcing Our New Education Strategy

For more than 10 years, the Heising-Simons Foundation has made grants that reflect our deep care for, and interest in, young children and their education. It’s a child’s early years of life that are especially formative and we, among many other champions of early childhood education, recognize that this is the time to lay the foundation for the future. Continue Reading

PropelNext: Strengthening Organizations Serving Youth in the San Francisco Bay Area

Many organizations serving youth continuously strive to become more effective in their work to transform lives. PropelNext, an initiative of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, provides knowledge, resources, and expertise to nonprofits in order to help them build more robust programs serving young people. Continue Reading

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