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Early Childhood Development
Grants Awarded

Year Organization and Summary Amount Location Description
2022 University of Colorado, Denver $50,000 Denver, CO

This will extend 2022 efforts by engaging experts, policymakers, and practitioners to collaboratively create metrics that can guide the incorporation of P-3 content and strategies into statewide policy for, and IHE implementation of, principal preparation programs. The final product will be a report that can inform states and IHEs.

2022 The Regents of the University of California $80,000 Berkeley, CA

This grant support the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment.

2022 Research Foundation of the City University of New York $70,000 New York, NY

This grant provides general operating support for the New York City Early Childhood Research Network at the New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute.

2022 Pennsylvania Partnership for Children $90,000 Harrisburg, PA

This grant provides general operating support for Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children with an emphasis on early care and education and its intersections with child and maternal health.

2022 New Venture Fund $60,000 Washington DC

This grant will support the launch of a new child care movement network that engages partners and stakeholders across policy, research, communications, and organizing to center racial and gender equity in child care in order to create and enact a bold, equitable agenda.

2022 National Association for the Education of Young Children $100,000 Washington DC

Working with its national, state- and community-based partners in geographies deemed ripe, NAEYC will combine federal insights and state-specific strategies that bring parent and provider voices together under an advocacy umbrella to push for systems improvements. Through this work, NAEYC and its partners will build stronger state-level infrastructure to engage parents and providers together in collaborating to increase investments and advance improvements in early childhood systems.

2022 Jumpstart for Young Children $40,000 Boston, MA

This grant supports the workforce development program in San Francisco and the roll-out of Jumpstart’s workforce programming to all sites nationally. The Jumpstart SFSU Practicum connects future teachers with high-quality coaching, mentorship, and hands-on experience, resulting in better outcomes for children and a strong pipeline of early educators.

2022 HealthConnect One $40,000 Chicago, IL

Funding to pay community-based birth workers is critical and largely absent, legislative action and Medicaid MCO funding can change this. This project will convene a collective of community-based birth workers to build a data consortium providing evidence-based policy recommendations to ensure the sustainability and scale of this critical workforce. Key deliverables include the development of a data for action toolkit, evidence-based advocacy training, and virtual hill visits.

2022 Erikson Institute $120,000 Chicago, IL

A grant will support Erikson Institute’s Early Teaching and Learning Academy and Policy and Leadership Department, which, through professional development opportunities and key policy initiatives, help young children gain equitable access to high-quality care and early educational experiences which set the foundation for optimal development, lifelong health, learning, and success.

2022 Council for a Strong America $50,000 Washington, DC

Council for a Strong America 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

2022 Children Now $100,000 Oakland, CA

This grant provides general operating support for Children Now.

2022 Strategies for Children $100,000 Boston, MA

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.

2022 Start Early $115,000 Chicago, IL

Start Early, formerly 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.

2022 ParentChild+ $60,000 Mineola, NY

This grant provides general operating support to ParentChild+.

2022 New America Foundation $80,000 Washington, DC

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.

2022 National Association for the Education of Young Children $50,000 Washington, DC

Building on work carried out through current and previous Stone Grants, NAEYC will advance the quality of early childhood higher education programs by using NAEYC accreditation as a lever and engaging higher education leaders in championing investments in degree programs that prepare an effective, diverse, well-prepared and well-compensated ECE profession.

2022 Latino Policy Forum $60,000 Chicago, IL

This is a general operating grant to Latino Policy Forum.

2022 Illinois Action for Children $80,000 Chicago, IL

This grant provides general operating support to Illinois Action for Children.

2022 First Up $60,000 Philadelphia, PA

This is a general operating support grant.

2022 Child Care Services Association: TEACH $50,000 Chapel Hill, NC

This is a general operating support grant for T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood National Center.

2022 Advocate Charitable Foundation $60,000 Park Ridge, IL

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.

2022 Build Initiative $50,000 Boston, MA

This grant provides general operating support to BUILD.