2015 Grants Awarded: Early Childhood Development


Action for Children$90,000Chicago, ILdescription
Illinois Action for Children will continue the Grassroots Leadership and Organizing Initiative (GLOI) for FY2015 policy and advocacy activities.
Advocate Charitable Foundation$80,000Park Ridge, ILdescription
Advocate Health Care will build capacity among pediatric primary care providers to consistently and effectively screen for mental health conditions in children ages 0-5 years.
Child Care Services Association: TEACH$150,000Chapel Hill, NCdescription
Child Care Service Association through T.E.A.C.H. will increase its outreach strategies; develop effective tools that support state Projects and the field at large; and improve the education, compensation and retention of the early childhood workforce.
Erikson Institute$100,000Chicago, ILdescription
The Erikson Institute will expand the impact of school partnerships by building networks to promote comprehensive and self-sustaining leadership for high quality PreK-3rd grade.
Erikson Institute$100,000Chicago, ILdescription
Erikson Institutes Family Child Care Specialist Training project will enhance its online training modules and develop a tool to assess and improve the quality of relationship-based services to family child care.
New America Foundation$100,000Washington, D.C.description
New America Foundation will generate and advance policy ideas to improve access to early learning from the pre-kindergarten years through elementary school.
Ounce of Prevention Fund$25,000Chicago, ILdescription
The Ounce of Prevention Fund will improve outcomes for at-risk children and families through Educare’s high-quality early learning programs.
Ounce of Prevention Fund$150,000Chicago, ILdescription
Ounce of Prevention Fund Educare Follow-Up Study will gather data from graduates and their families to refine its program and inform the field.
Parent-Child Home Program$180,000Garden City, NYdescription
Parent Child Home Project will prepare under-resourced families for school success through its family childcare provider model, a new communications campaign, and the Technology Curriculum.
Strategies for Children$100,000Boston, MAdescription
Strategies for Children will secure and ensure that state and local investments and policies are scaleable and improve outcomes for children.
United Way of Massachusetts Bay: Thrive in 5$300,000Boston, MAdescription
This grant is restricted to Thrive in 5 School Readiness Pipeline which will allow families, teachers, health providers, and the city to take a data-driven approach to early childhood.