Grantmaking Guidelines in Early Childhood Development
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. The Foundation is especially interested in organizations that:
- align preschool early learning and education with the K-3 system so that children experience developmentally appropriate, sequenced learning that enables them to be reading by the end of third grade;
- address the quality of early childhood education with a particular emphasis on leadership and workforce development;
- strengthen the system, or raise public awareness of the importance of early childhood development so that there are increased and strategic investments in the field;
- extend their impact through collaboration with others, replication or evaluation so that best practices in the field are widely disseminated.
The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. Please visit our FAQ page for more information on how to begin the proposal process.