2019 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$60,000Park Ridge, ILdescription
Advocate Health Care will implement Healthy Steps, a program of Advocate Children's Hospital, that will continue to support the implementation of social needs screening, information and referral program to improve patient access and adherence to health and mental health care. Healthy Steps will work with Advocate Physician Partners to promote Healthy Steps online training modules to affiliated, community-based pediatric providers in the coming year.
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.
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
National Association for the Education of Young Children-This project will identify the structural barriers and policy conditions that negatively impact higher education access and success of early childhood educators; and highlight examples of strategies to reduce these barriers. Emphasis will be placed on educators of color and bilingual educators.
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.
Ounce of Prevention Fund$115,000Chicago, ILdescription
This grant will support Ounce of Prevention Fund to(1) advance early childhood policy at the national and state levels, including policy to support a statewide prenatal-to-five system that is comprehensive, focused on quality, and inclusive of all early learners; and (2) produce and disseminate awareness building tools highlighting various impacts of the Ounce's longitudinal Follow-Up Study of Educare Chicago (FUS).
Ounce of Prevention Fund$50,000Chicago, ILdescription
The Ounce will (1) implement the Road Map (defined below) around four issues; (2) educate, engage and activate key state leaders, policymakers and stakeholders; and (3) influence relevant federal and national conversations and activities impacting the early childhood education (ECE) workforce and incorporate related learnings into Illinois' efforts.
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.