The Simons Foundation

The Simons Foundation is a private foundation based in New York City, incorporated in 1994 by Jim and Marilyn Simons.

The Simons Foundation’s mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences. We sponsor a range of programs that aim to promote a deeper understanding of our world.

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Recent News from Simons Foundation

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation announce the ...
Foundation: Packard Foundation, Simons Foundation

January 19, 2017 (Los Altos, CA) – The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation have announced the recipients of the Giving Code Experimentation and Learning Grants,...more

Executive Assistant to CFO & Corporate Counsel
Foundation: Microsoft

POSITION SUMMARY. The Executive Assistant will support the foundation's chief financial officer and corporate counsel. S/he must be energetic and creative and be able to administratively support both...more

Council votes to partner with Advance Peace
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Simons Foundation

According to the mayor's office, the cost of the proposed Stockton Advance Peace program will be covered by contributions from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the Heising-Simons Foundation,...more

'Cash for Criminals' or an answer to violence? Council has decision to make on Advance Peace
Foundation: Simons Foundation

STOCKTON — Mayor Michael Tubbs first went public with his interest in a violence-prevention program called “Advance Peace” in early July. Tubbs' critics quickly dubbed the program “Cash for...more

Your Computer Can Volunteer, Too
Foundation: Simons Foundation

As a philanthropic initiative of IBM, World Community Grid enables anyone with a computer or Android device to donate unused processing power to scientific research on health, poverty and...more

Philanthropy Awards, 2017
Foundation: Akonadi Foundation, Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Simons Foundation

And there's no part that's more fun than looking back over the past year to take stock as we give out our annual IP Philanthropy Awards, or IPPYs. (See winners for 2016, ... But at the age of 32,...more

In a New Golden Age of Astronomy, Millions to Map the Universe
Foundation: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Moore Foundation, Simons Foundation

Meanwhile, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation—a longtime stalwart of science funding—is the patient and deep-pocketed funder behind the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), which has been mapping the...more

Grants Assistant, MPS
Foundation: Microsoft, Simons Foundation

POSITION SUMMARY. The Simons Foundation Mathematics & Physical Sciences (MPS) Grants Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support for post-award activities for his or her...more

Vast Wealth, Hidden Foundations: How Much Do We Really Know About Billionaire Donors?
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Simons Foundation

And it may also be that certain billionaires who seem to have not engaged in much philanthropy may have already created large philanthropic...more

Who's Been Giving Lately to End the Country's Most Expensive Disease?
Foundation: Atlantic Philanthropies, Simons Foundation

This differs from the usual philanthropy around Alzheimer's and dementia, which tends to be generous, one-time gifts. No big donor has stepped up...more

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