2018 Grants Awarded: Early Childhood Development


Action for Children$50,000Chicago, ILdescription
This grant provides general operating support to Illinois Action for Children.
Advocate Charitable Foundation$80,000Park Ridge, ILdescription
Advocate Health Care will implement Illinois STEPS. The team will engage physician practices serving socially-vulnerable communities in the STEPS model; and deliver tailored mental health training to promote effective screening and management for child mental health issues and unmet social needs.
Build Initiative$50,000Boston, MAdescription
This grant provides general operating support to BUILD.
Child Care Services Association: TEACH$50,000Chapel Hill, NCdescription
This grant will provide general operating support to Child Care Service Association which through T.E.A.C.H. will work on early childhood workforce policy and engagement to advance the education, compensation, retention and career mobility of the early childhood workforce.
Children Now$60,000Oakland, CAdescription
Children Now will leverage its research, policy development, network building and advocacy expertise to build support and momentum around laying the foundation for the next state administration and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to establish a new early childhood teacher credential.
Erikson Institute$60,000Chicago, ILdescription
Erikson Institutes' Language and Literacy Partners (formerly New Schools Project) supports PreK-3rd oral language and literacy development in schools serving high-need CPS communities. LLP proposes intensive, 3-year, in-person and online professional development systems for CPS teachers. In addition, LLP will offer a rigorous, 3.5 day summer Institute focused on Balanced Literacy practices.
Erikson Institute$40,000Chicago, ILdescription
The Illinois Risk and Reach Project will produce a report of a comprehensive analysis of economic, health, family stability, and education indicators of early childhood outcomes in relation to the allocation of state early childhood investments.
Fight Crime--Invest in Kids$70,000Washington, D.C.description
Fight Crime will build public and policy-maker support, through the voice of its law enforcement leaders, for increased/strategic investments in high quality early childhood education and care that builds up a strong early childhood workforce to ensure all kids get the right start in Illinois, California, New York, Pennsylvania and federally.
HealthConnect One$50,000Chicago, ILdescription
Building on the success of its policy brief, Sustainable Funding for Doula Programs, and its new Birth Equity Leadership Academy, HealthConnect One will leverage the learnings and power of grassroots leaders around the country to increase capacity for collective action and community-led advocacy for birth equity.
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc.$60,000Boston, MAdescription
This grant will support the Jumpstart/EDvance Practicum at San Francisco State University and Jumpstart's work to design and pilot similar programs in Boston and New York.
Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Foundation$60,000Chicago, ILdescription
This grant will support Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership, a supported project of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Foundation, in the workforce development components of phase III of the Mental Health Consultation Initiative.
Latino Policy Forum$50,000Chicago, ILdescription
This grant supports Latino Policy Forum's Quality Bilingual ECE Programs for English Language Learners. The work focuses on strengthening the early childhood bilingual workforce pipeline and advancing recommendations and lessons learned with national stakeholders.
National Association for the Education of Young Children$50,000Washington DCdescription
National Association for the Education of Young Children The grant supports Power to the Profession (P2P)—an initiative using the recent IOM report as a springboard for action to ensure that all early childhood teachers—regardless of setting—have the knowledge, skills, and competencies to deliver the high-quality early learning experiences that research demonstrates can lay the foundation for children’s success in school and later life.
Ounce of Prevention Fund$125,000Chicago, ILdescription
This grant will support Ounce of Prevention Fund 1)in its longitudinal Educare Chicago Follow-Up Study and 2) to promote policy and systems change that drives high-quality early childhood programming and improvement in Illinois.
Ounce of Prevention Fund$30,000Chicago, ILdescription
The Ounce will identify and inventory--through a collaborative effort with public and private stakeholders--current work and existing gaps, barriers, learnings, solutions and opportunities related to advancing and expanding Illinois' early childhood profession, and develop a multi-phased and -pronged road map for short- and long-term implementation.
New America Foundation$80,000Washington, 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.
Parent-Child Home Program$60,000Garden City, NYdescription
This grant provides general operating support to Parent Child Home Project.
Pennsylvania Partnership for Children$50,000Harrisburg, PAdescription
This is a general operating grant to Pennsylvania Partnership for Children.
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley$75,000Berkeley, CAdescription
This is a general operating grant to the Center for the Study of Childcare Employment.
Research Foundation of CUNY$50,000New York, NYdescription
This is a general operating grant to the Research Foundation of the City University of New York.
SFUSD PreK-3 Principal Leadership Development$80,000San Francisco, CAdescription
The grant supports the Early Education Department of San Francisco Unified School District in equity-driven PreK-3rd school site leadership and supports with a particular emphasis on level two and three (high and intensive supports) in the Bayview District.
Strategies for Children$100,000Boston, MAdescription
This grant supports Strategies for Children in establishing early childhood as the entry point to a seamless birth through college/career education system in Massachusetts and this grant ensures that increasing public investments and policies are aligned, scalable and targeted to improve the lives of low-income children.