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Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, November 2019

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 November 2019.

Grant Highlight: Parent Voices

Parent Voices is a project of The California Child Care Resource and Referral Network. Parent Voices is a partnership of parents throughout California that works to improve access to child care for all families in their communities. This grant provides project support over three years for Parent Voices to build on its decades-long leadership in… Continue Reading

Post: Mitigating Bias in a Fellowship Evaluation Process: the Case Study of 51 Pegasi b

In 2017, we launched 51 Pegasi b, a postdoctoral fellowship program providing exceptional scientists with the opportunity to conduct theoretical, observational, and experimental research in planetary astronomy. But despite the Foundation’s genuine commitment to advance women in the fields of physics and astronomy, we encountered serious diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) challenges. Determined to do better,… Continue Reading

Post: Supporting the Next Generation of Bay Area Nonprofit Leaders

Cultivating homegrown talent to serve as the next generation of executive directors for community nonprofits in Silicon Valley is challenging, due the high cost of living and lack of resources to run extensive leadership development programs. At the same time, it’s important for agencies critical to the region’s well-being to retain leadership talent rooted in, and reflective of, the communities they serve.

Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, October 2019

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 October 2019.

Post: New Telescope Installed at McDonald Observatory, Texas

A new, 1-meter telescope—funded by the Heising-Simons Foundation’s Science program—has been installed at the University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory. The telescope is part of the Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) global network of robotic telescopes, and the second of a pair located at the McDonald Observatory.

Post: 2019 Home Visiting Yearbook Released

Grantee partner National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVRC) has released the 2019 Home Visiting Yearbook, which presents the most comprehensive landscape of home visiting at the national and state levels.