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Simons Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

The primary mission of the foundation is to advance the frontiers of research in the basic sciences and mathematics.


Established in 1994 in NY - Founded by James and Marilyn Simons. James Simons is the founder and former C.E.O. of the hedge fund management company, Renaissance Technologies. James and Marilyn Simons have committed to The Giving Pledge, and have pledged to give away at least half of their wealth to philanthropy.


Simons Foundation

Family foundation




160 5th Ave., 7th Fl. New York City, NY United States 10010-7037

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