2020 Grants Awarded: Early Childhood Development


Advocate Charitable Foundation$60,000Park Ridge, ILdescription
Advocate Children's Hospital Healthy Steps Program, in conjunction with Advocate Medical Group, will continue to engage and support physician practices serving socially-vulnerable communities 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 is a general operating support grant for T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood National Center.
First Up$50,000Philadelphia, PAdescription

This grant will support the expansion of the PA Early Childhood Education Registered Apprenticeship program. This hub will have statewide impact, providing documents and resources for higher education institutions and partners to begin, grow, and sustain an ECE apprenticeship program in their community.

Illinois Action for Children$80,000Chicago, ILdescription
This grant provides general operating support to Illinois Action for Children.
Latino Policy Forum$50,000Chicago, ILdescription
This is a general operating grant to Latino Policy Forum.
National Association for the Education of Young Children$50,000Washington DCdescription
NAEYC will engage higher education leadership to become champions for investing in excellent, accessible, affordable, and aligned associate and baccalaureate degree programs that prepare an effective, diverse, well-prepared and well-compensated ECE profession.
New America Foundation$80,000Washington, D.C.description
This grant supports New America's Early & Elementary Education Policy Program to continue to inject PreK-3rd grade policy ideas into the national education conversation and produce new policy insights to propel PreK-3rd reforms in states, school districts, communities, and schools.
Ounce of Prevention Fund$125,000Chicago, ILdescription
The Ounce will: (1) Capitalize on opportunities to advance the early childhood (EC) system in Illinois; (2) Advance the EC workforce, and (3) Lift up learnings for Illinois to inform and benefit from national conversations.
ParentChild+$60,000Mineola, NYdescription
This grant provides general operating support to ParentChild+.
Strategies for Children$100,000Boston, MAdescription
This grant supports Strategies for Children to ensure that increasing public investments and policies are aligned, scalable and targeted to improve the lives of low-income children.