The Board of Directors for the William E. Simon Foundation announces the sunsetting of its grant program effective 2023, in accordance with the expressed wishes of its benefactor, the late William E. Simon. The Board is proud to report that since the Foundation was founded in 1967, nearly $290 million in gifts have been made. The Board is grateful to the grantees for their work helping others and furthering the ideals in which Mr. Simon believed – access to an excellent education, promoting strong families, and the importance of faith and patriotism.
As the Foundation’s Board Member and retired President, James Piereson, reflected:
As the foundation prepares to close its doors, some have wondered what will become of the generous legacy of the Simon family. There is no reason for worry in this regard. Mr. Simon’s legacy lives on through the lives of the people his foundation has helped, and the lives they in turn will touch, radiating forever outward. For Mr. Simon, and for all of us involved in the foundation’s work, this has been a time for giving, the future a time for others to use those gifts.