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

Stars of Stony Brook University Gala Honoring Dr. Marilyn Hawrys Simons Raises Record $28.2 ...
Foundation: Rauch Foundation, Simons Foundation

... Dr. Simons for her leadership as president of one of the nation's premier philanthropic institutions devoted to driving .... Philanthropy that supports Stony Brook University's programs and...more

Quant pioneer James Simons on math, money, and philanthropy
Foundation: Simons Foundation

... theoretical computer science, astrophysics, computational biology, and quantum physics, science is always at the core of Simons'...more

Simons Foundation President Marilyn Hawrys Simons To Be Honored at Stars of Stony Brook Gala
Foundation: Simons Foundation

... leadership as president of one of the nation's premier philanthropic institutions devoted to driving progress in basic ... from the American Chemical Society, New York honoring her for...more

Applications Invited for Sigma Xi Student Science and Engineering Research Grants
Foundation: Simons Foundation

Through the Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research program, the society ... Simons Foundation Seeks LOIs for Marine Microbial Research...more

The Calculating Philanthropy of Silicon Valley
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Sobrato Family Foundation, Packard Foundation, Ford Foundation

Even much shorter-range philanthropic projects backed by Silicon Valley ... The intense abstraction at the core of this type of philanthropy...more

UC Irvine bags over $500 million in philanthropic and research money
Foundation: Simons Foundation

UC Irvine collected more than a half-billion dollars in philanthropic and research money in the past year, thanks partly to substantial increases...more

Stony Brook University exceeds fundraising goal of $600 million, officials say
Foundation: Simons Foundation

“Philanthropy, and the generosity of our donors, provides the margin of excellence for an R1, AAU public research university like Stony Brook, during...more

Administrative Assistant, Communications
Foundation: Simons Foundation

A new Administrative Assistant, Communications job is available in New York, New York. Check it out on Inside...more

Through the Looking Glass with Silicon Valley Philanthropy
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Packard Foundation, Simons Foundation

... the beleaguered Silicon Valley Community Foundation, speaks to the heart of the disconnect between Silicon Valley's wealthy and the needs of...more

A physics treasure hidden in the pattern of wallpaper
Foundation: Simons Foundation

The work was supported in part by the Simons Foundation (grants ERC DM 321031 and ONR-N00014-14-1), Nordita, the U.S. Department of...more

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