Education & Outreach

The Simons Foundation’s Education & Outreach programs seek to stimulate a deeper interest in and understanding of science among the public. The foundation provides grants to innovative programs and organizations, as part of its initiative to enhance the public’s engagement with science. These partnerships aim to engage people in the process of science in order to expand their critical thinking. Funded projects include film and other media productions, informal education experiences, live science events, and awareness campaigns. Find a complete list of these projects here.

The Simons Foundation supports other major outreach efforts as well. For example, Math for America awards fellowships to more than 1,000 master teachers of math and science in New York City, forming a vibrant scholarly community, and promotes similar programs elsewhere. The editorially independent magazine Quanta is devoted to providing informative and accessible coverage of current issues in mathematics and basic science.