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February 22, 2024/Big Ideas

Playback: Katy Knight and PIT-UN Leaders at SIDGE Symposium

The rapid development and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies has far outpaced society’s ability to understand its implications, and the government’s ability to regulate these tools to prevent harm. But AI is not in the driver’s seat, people are. This panel discussion centered communities in the conversation, and going beyond AI hype and doomism to explore an alternative future: one rooted in wellbeing, ethics, and justice.

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February 21, 2024/Big Ideas, News

Announcing the $2.2M Learning Landscapes Challenge

Siegel Family Endowment and the Walton Family Foundation have come together to launch the Learning Landscapes Challenge – a $2.2 million competition to design and build future-ready K-12 education environments.

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February 20, 2024/Reflections

Feature: Equitable Grantmaking and Leveraging Demographic Data with GivingData and Candid

Siegel implemented GivingData as our first-ever grants management system just last year. We were thrilled to sit down with our partners at GivingData and Candid to explore how the implementation lead us to revamp our data collection protocol and processes, aligned with our vision for effective philanthropy and equitable grantmaking.

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February 13, 2024/From Our Grantees

The Win-Win of Hosting a build4good Intern

Bringing two of Siegel’s grantees together, Stef Mills reflects in this Q&A on the value of Digital Promise’s partnership with the public interest technology program build4good.

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February 5, 2024/Reflections

You Spoke, We Listened: Our 2023 Feedback Report and How We’re Responding

As part of our commitment to effective philanthropy, Siegel Family Endowment collects annual feedback from our grantees. Read about the key themes put together by our third party interviewer – and how we plan to respond.

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February 5, 2024/Big Ideas, News

Playback: Siegel’s 2024 Ask-Me-Anything”

We hosted an an “Ask-Me-Anything” webinar to share our plans for 2024 and open the floor to any questions about it. You can find the recording and presentation used here.

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January 22, 2024/From Our Grantees, Research

Q&A with Siegel Research Fellow and Senior Researcher at the Data & Society Research Institute Ranjit Singh

Siegel Research Fellow, Ranjit Singh, reflects on the possibilities and limits of red-teaming for AI accountability.

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January 17, 2024/

Join Us on January 30th for an “Ask-Me-Anything” about our 2024 plans

2023 was a year of organizational growth, exploration, and reflection for Siegel Family Endowment.  We invested in understanding the lessons from the last few years of grantmaking in our…

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January 11, 2024/Big Ideas, From Our Grantees

Introducing Our BRIC Case Studies 

The Black River Innovation Campus (BRIC) in Springfield, Vermont, is a powerful example of community-driven innovation in a rural community that has been impacted by the departure of manufacturing operations and jobs that once centered the local economy. Our case studies explore three key elements of BRIC’s approach: support for emerging tech entrepreneurs; connections with the local community; and partnerships with local and national organizations and institutions.

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January 11, 2024/From Our Grantees

Case Study: BRIC – Supporting Community Members in Bringing Business Ideas to Fruition

How the Black River Innovation Campus (BRIC) Actuator is creating a culture of entrepreneurship in rural Vermont.

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January 11, 2024/From Our Grantees

Case Study: BRIC – An Innovative Approach to Economic Development in Rural Vermont

How the Black River Innovation Campus (BRIC) is strengthening community ties and economic vitality.

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