2019 Grants Awarded: Early Childhood Development


Action for Children$50,000Chicago, ILdescription
This grant provides general operating support to Illinois Action for Children.
Boston Education Development Fund$55,000Boston, MAdescription
The BPS Department of Early Childhood will partner with the University of Massachusetts, Boston, to create an on-line, credit-bearing course for directors of preschool programs to support them as UPK programs as instructional leaders.
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.
Children Now$70,000Oakland, 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.
Council for a Strong America$70,000Washington, D.C.description
Council for a Strong America (CSA) will build policymakers’ and the public’s support for increased investments in high-quality early childhood education and care, coupled with investments in a strong early childhood workforce, by elevating the voices of members from law enforcement and business communities in Illinois, California, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.
Erikson Institute$180,000Chicago, ILdescription
This grant will support Erikson Institute's Early Teaching and Learning Academy and the development of a sustainable professional development system.
Erikson Institute$30,000Chicago, ILdescription
Erikson Insitute will continue maximizing the use of the Illinois Risk and Reach Report as a go-to tool for stakeholders, continuing its dissemination strategy through June 2020, and beginning plans for the next iteration of the Report in 2021.
HealthConnect One$50,000Chicago, ILdescription
Building on the success of HealthConnect One's Birth Equity Leadership Academy and energized by new leadership, it will launch the Every Baby Our Baby Advocacy Network, including a new Advocacy/Policy Director, to increase its 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 that connects future teachers with high-quality coaching, mentorship, and guided hands-on experience, resulting in better outcomes for children and a sustainable, well-prepared pipeline of early educators.
Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Foundation$50,000Chicago, 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 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+.
Pennsylvania Partnership for Children$70,000Harrisburg, PAdescription
This is a general operating grant to Pennsylvania Partnership for Children.
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley$100,000Berkeley, 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.
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.