We fund organizations with strong and effective leadership that prepare children and youth from economically vulnerable households for fulfilled and productive lives.
The foundation believes that early childhood education is enhanced by:
- • Incorporating a “whole-child” approach that ensures each child, in each school, is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged
- • Engaging parents and caregivers in the pre-school experience and encouraging them to support their children’s learning
- • Supporting professional development of early childhood teachers, which encourages learning through play, movement, use of the senses, outdoor experiences, and/or creative activity
Strong applicants will be infant, toddler, and pre-school centers that demonstrate a commitment to quality early childhood development through program design, excellent facilities, family engagement, and qualified staff. The foundation is also open to requests from third-party organizations that provide high quality professional development to the type of centers outlined above, and/or develop the early childhood expertise of Transitional Kindergarten teachers.
Given these uncertain times, the foundation is particularly interested in learning about how organizations are adjusting and/or planning to adjust programs if the Shelter in Place continues.
Dates for the next application round will be posted to this website in October 2021. For more information please see Submission and Reporting Deadlines.
Please review the foundation’s general guidelines before applying.