The Heising-Simons Foundation: dedicated to sustainable, research-based solutions in education, environment, science, and policy.

What We Do

Education: We believe that all of our hopes for progress, innovation, and elevation from poverty lie in a well-educated society.

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Environment: The Foundation supports solutions to environmental challenges founded on sound economic policy and sustainable practices.

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Science: The Foundation supports institutions that seek to advance the frontiers of scientific understanding.

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Policy: The heart of a vibrant democracy is an educated, engaged citizenry. We support organizations that create a forum for dialogue.

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Trustee Interests: The Foundation may provide support to organizations that fall outside of its primary grantmaking areas but are of interest to the trustees.

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Entering kindergarten can be a challenging step for young children and their families. The Foundation supports Foothill College’s Stretch to Kindergarten (STK), a spring-summer program of the Family Engagement Institute that helps children from low-income families who have never had preschool get ready for kindergarten.

The purpose of STK is to cultivate strong, enduring partnerships among families, schools, and the community that give these children the skills and support to successfully transition into kindergarten. STK provides hands-on learning experiences for both children and their families in an enriching environment that aligns pre-kindergarten and kindergarten practices.

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