A Message from Our Executive Director
Building the World We Deserve
I’ve always told the team here that “context is key” when we are thinking about our work, and the “context” of the impact of institutionalized and systemic racism cannot be ignored. We are on a journey that is not without significant obstacles, but I also see it as an opportunity to grow together, support each other, and put our collective energy towards building the world we deserve.
SFE Grantees Defend Against COVID-19 Misinformation
Combating misinformation and ensuring information integrity will only continue to grow more urgent as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. SFE grantees are springing into action to strengthen the information ecosystem and to develop impactful strategies for preventing the spread of false information.
Understanding Our Place in a Changing World
Being inquiry-driven means that we don’t think of ourselves as having all the answers. Meeting the challenges posed by the next stages of this crisis will require a lot of long-term thinking, and starting from a place of questioning. We think our question-driven approach is especially well suited to meeting that need.
News from SFE
SFE Grantee Responses to COVID-19
Coronavirus and its associated impacts have significantly affected all aspects of our day-to-day routines. Many of SFE’s grantees are adapting by finding new ways to make their programs available remotely and modifying their work to keep serving communities everywhere in the face of substantial uncertainty. We’re keeping a running list of our grantees and partners who are adapting their programming to be accessible remotely. Learn more about the grantee responses from across our network here.
Cooper Hewitt's Solutions for Distance Learning
Leadership from Cooper Hewitt has guided the development of a hub of Distance Learning tools that draws from the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, 9 research centers, 21 libraries, education centers and archives, and makes them accessible for learners in a variety of contexts and with differing levels of tech access.
We make grants across three primary interest areas. Learn more about each one, and the grantees we work with, below.