2014 Grants Awarded: Early Childhood Development


Action for Children$30,000Chicago, ILdescription
Illinois Action for Children will continue the Grassroots Leadership and Organizing Initiative (GLOI) for FY2015 policy and advocacy activities.
Advocate Charitable Foundation$40,000Park 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$70,000Boston, MAdescription
This general operating grant will enable the organization to drive early education and care policy reform, through research, outreach, and advocacy, and to engage the community with a singular focus: Early Education and Care systems change, ensuring every child in Massachusetts enters Kindergarten ready to learn.
Child Care Services Association: TEACH$50,000Chapel 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.
Fight Crime--Invest in Kids$70,000Washington, D.C.description
This grant will is designated to Fight Crime:Invest in Kids to build upon its work in Illinois, New York, California, Pennsylvania, and federally to protect and increase investments in early childhood education to strengthen workforce development policies, and build policy-maker and public understanding of and demand for workforce development that is critical to ensure high-quality early childhood education.
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.
HealthConnect One$50,000Chicago, ILdescription
This grant is restricted to the community-based doula accreditation program.
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc.$75,000Boston, MAdescription
This general operating grant supports Jumpstart's work to recruit, train, and support 4,300 Corps members, engage over 11,000 preschool children from low-income neighborhoods in its curriculum, and prepare future teachers for success in the classroom.
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$50,000Garden 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.
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley75,000Berkeley, CAdescription
The purpose of this grant is to provide general support to bring to scale the SEQUAL, a measure of the adult learning environment in early education settings, to allow the general ECE community access to the measure and its resources, and for the continued validation of the measure.
SFUSD PreK-3 Principal Leadership Development$100,000San Francisco, CAdescription
This grant will support will provide principals with the training, tools and resources to implement a comprehensive Pre-K to 3 approach at their schools.
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$100,000Boston, 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.
The University of Washington$105,000Seattle, WAdescription
This grant is restricted for the National P-3 Center.
Voices for Illinois Children$10,000Chicago, ILdescription
Voices will provide media and public awareness expertise to the Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition (ICTC) to expand the reach of the Look Through Their Eyes campaign. The goal is to raise awareness about the damaging effects of trauma, abuse, and toxic stress and about strategies to build children’s resilience.