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Program Officer, Human Rights

Person: Gina Peralta

Gina Peralta is a program officer with the Human Rights program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2019, Gina served as the director of site management at The W. Haywood Burns Institute (the Burns Institute), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing racial and ethnic equity in the justice system by… Continue Reading

Person: Jessica Hickok

Jessica Hickok is the Salesforce administrator and architect at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation in 2019, she served as grants manager at several Bay Area philanthropies for over a decade, including the Pisces Foundation and The James Irvine Foundation. Jessica received her bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from Princeton University.

Person: Jerin DeLuca

Jerin DeLuca is the office services coordinator at the Heising-Simons Foundation’s office in Los Altos. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2019, Jerin worked at Fusion Academy as their director of first impressions. She has also worked in a variety of administrative and office management roles for the past 12 years.

Post: Northwest Passage Project: Exploring a Changing Arctic

The consequences of climate change are dramatically observable in the Arctic region. From July 18 to August 4, US and Canadian scientists, supported by 25 post-secondary students, will study vital signs of a rapidly changing Arctic Ocean this summer, and offer the public a chance to share the experience in real time.

Post: Grants Approved in the Second Quarter of 2019

At the Heising-Simons Foundation, we are proud of the grants and partnerships we develop to advance the issues we care about, and we believe in being transparent about our grantmaking with our partners and the public.

Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, June 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 June 2019.

Post: Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, May 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 May 2019.