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

Warren Buffett's $541 million gift to his foundation topped the list of supersized charitable ...
Foundation: Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, Simons Foundation

Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images. The Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual list of the biggest...more

Sbu Named an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University
Foundation: Simons Foundation

"From talent development to path breaking research to entrepreneurship and beyond, institutions have a central role to play in economic development," says the president of the Association of Public...more

Solutions at the Eleventh Forbes Philanthropy Summit
Foundation: Simons Foundation

Matt Damon isn't just one of the world's richest peoplehe's also one of its "most accomplished individuals and exceptional problem-solvers," according to Forbes. The actor was among the 400...more

Micro-Grants Available for Arts and Cultural Activities Connected to 2024 Solar Eclipse in ...
Foundation: Simons Foundation

These grants, funded by the Simons Foundation, range up to $2,000 and aim to unite residents around this historic astronomical...more

On First Anniversary of Russia's Invasion of Ukraine, Philanthropy Must Commit to Deeper ...
Foundation: Simons Foundation

A view of Chasiv Yar Cemetery in Donetsk Oblast with the graves of civilians killed last. Diego Herrera Carcedo, Anadolu Agency, Getty Images. What...more

Ukraine's Scientists Receive a Funding Lifeline From Abroad - The New York Times
Foundation: Simons Foundation

The Simons Foundation in New York is providing annual grants to the country's chemists, biologists, physicists and...more

Senate Ag's Schultz launches climate-smart, regenerative ag group |
Foundation: Hewlett Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, Simons Foundation

“PACT is launching an ambitious agenda focused on three key drivers of change – policy, markets and innovation – to help support the farmers,...more

NRAO's Central Development Laboratory to Launch New Women in Engineering Program ...
Foundation: Simons Foundation

Following a generous grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation, the Central Development Laboratory (CDL) at NSF's National Radio...more

Spectrum Launch: Writing grants, celebrating milestones and interviewing for grad school ...
Foundation: Simons Foundation

(SFARI is funded by the Simons Foundation, Spectrum's parent organization.) The Autism Science Foundation's Undergraduate Summer Research Grant...more

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