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Post: Yale Releases Updated Maps of Public Opinion on Climate Change

A team of scientists at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YCCC) has developed a series of interactive maps to depict Americans’ views on climate issues in 50 states, 435 congressional districts, 300 counties, and 916 metro areas. These maps are based on data through the year 2016 and are accessible to the public here.… Continue Reading

Post: Emergency Relief Efforts to Support San Jose Flood Victims

This past February, during one of the wettest winters in California on record, thousands of residents in San Jose were forced to evacuate their homes due to extreme flooding. The event also caused significant damage to public and private property. In response to the flooding, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) and the City of… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Climate Central

Climate Central is an independent organization that brings together leading scientists and journalists to research and report the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the public. Climate Central tackles the misperception that climate change is a distant issue—affecting other people and other places—by harnessing the power of science and communications to help… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE)

The National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE) works to advance high-impact policies and practices of family, school, and community engagement to improve children’s learning and advance equity and opportunity. This grant supports NAFSCE’s plan to enhance its organizational infrastructure, offer networking opportunities to support and elevate the field, and advance evidence-based policies… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read (ROR) prepares young children to succeed in school by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. The organization currently serves 4.5 million children, over half of whom are from low-income families. This grant supports ongoing implementation of ROR’s Early Math Initiative at current project sites in… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Eastside College Preparatory School

Eastside College Preparatory School (Eastside) serves low-income students in the Ravenswood School District of East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park who would be the first in their families to go to college. This grant supports Eastside’s journalism program and provides general support. Eastside offers students a tuition-free, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. school day with built-in… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Vera Institute of Justice: Common Justice

The Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) works to build and improve justice systems that ensure fairness, promote safety, and strengthen communities. Vera launched the Common Justice project in 2009 to address the criminal justice system’s over-reliance on incarceration, to halt cycles of violence, and to address the needs of victims of crime. This grant supports… Continue Reading

Page: Science

The goal of the Foundation’s Science program is to support fundamental research primarily in the physical sciences. We believe that basic research, when done strategically, has the potential to innovate, elevate, and revolutionize humanity’s knowledge and understanding of the universe. Across our funding, the program employs three major approaches: enabling basic scientific research, connecting key… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)

The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) is a public interest organization promoting greater energy efficiency in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and Wyoming. SWEEP promotes energy efficiency as a means to reduce the need for costly new power plants and transmission lines, protect the environment by reducing pollution, and save consumers and businesses money.… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: KQED

KQED’s mission is to provide Bay Area residents with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions, convene community dialogue, bring the arts to the public, and engage audiences to share their stories. Its programming includes national content from NPR and PBS, and original content produced by KQED focused on news, arts, science, Bay Area… Continue Reading