The Foundation’s grantmaking strategy is squarely focused on strengthening the human capital in urban schools by addressing the effectiveness of teachers, the leadership skills of principals, and the managerial and analytic talent needed at multiple levels of the school system.

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The goal of the Foundation’s Youth Development grantmaking is to bring the voice of young people to the significant issues that affect them and their communities. Too often, youth perspectives are unheard or ignored and consequently, young people do not play a central role in addressing the problems and decisions that impact their lives.

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The W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation is committed to improving the healthy development of children, ages 0-8, by supporting innovative programs, initiatives and policies that benefit such children and their families.

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In The Spotlight...

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Stone Grantee Educational Video Center: In Our Hands and On Our Minds

Educational Video Center Youth Producers explore how our societal addiction to social media and our smartphones has reshaped our social landscape. As we become increasingly connected digitally we are also becoming more disconnected in the real world. What are we losing?
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Stone Grantee Educational Video Center: Stealing Home

What is home? Through looking at the history of redlining in New York City, Educational Video Center Youth Producers explore the effects of gentrification on a rapidly changing Washington Heights community
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Early Childhood Workforce Index 2016

Early Childhood Workforce Index 2016

Center for Study of Early Childhood Employment releases ground-breaking report, Early Childhood Workforce Index. The science is clear -- early childhood education shapes children’s lifelong development -- yet science and reality don’t align. While we understand that early education is critical, we’re not adequately investing in our most important resource: our children’s teachers. The median hourly wage for child care workers is $9.77, and 46% of these workers and their families are enrolled in at least one public support program. The median hourly wage for preschool teachers is $13.74, and 34% of these workers and their families are enrolled in at least one public support program. Find out how your state stacks up here.
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New & Noteworthy

Spring 2016 Grants Awarded

The Stone Foundation awarded almost $2 million in grants in May 2016. Please visit our Grants Awarded section for detailed descriptions.
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Report on 2015 Convening of Early Childhood Development Grantees

The Stone Foundation hosted a convening of early childhood development grantees in the summer of 2015. Representatives from grantee organizations in Boston, Chicago, New York, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Philadelphia gathered to discuss common challenges they face as they attempt to grow, expand their reach, and deepen their impact. This report synthesizes key themes and ideas as these early childhood development leaders shared and learned from each other.
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Staff Changes at the Stone Foundation

The W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation is pleased to announce that effective December 15, 2015, Brandon Thorne has joined our team as a Senior Program Officer. Brandon brings over 5 years of philanthropic experience and a breadth of knowledge about the needs of children and families and the programs serving them.
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