Spring 2016 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. This is a multi-year grant awarded in 2015.
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.
Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children$360,000Boston, MAdescription
This is a multi-year general operating grant awarded in 2015.
Build Initiative$30,000Boston, MAdescription
BUILD will explore, and produce a resource on, how differences in culture, language, and skin color have been used to obscure the common interests of racially, linguistically, and culturally diverse families/children who are systemically disadvantaged within (and beyond) the child/family-serving systems.
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. This is a multi-year grant awarded in 2015.
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$85,000Chicago, 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.
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc.$225,000Boston, MAdescription
This is a multi-year general operating grant awarded in 2015.
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$15,000Chicago, ILdescription
The Ounce of Prevention Fund will host the 2016 Excellence in Early Grades: District Leadership Summit, an opportunity for school district leaders from around the country to convene and discuss best practices in aligning early childhood and elementary school education.
Ounce of Prevention Fund$145,000Chicago, 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. This is a multi-year grant awarded in 2015.
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley$225,000Berkeley, CAdescription
This is a multi-year general operating grant to the Center for the Study of Childcare Employment awarded in 2015.
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.
The University of Washington$315,000Seattle, WAdescription
This grant is restricted for the National P-3 Center. This is a multi-year grant awarded in 2015.