Even before they start kindergarten, young children deserve to participate in rich learning experiences in high-quality environments, led by caring and well-trained adults. Parents and caregivers should have access to the support they need to encourage their children’s development.
To grow as individuals, however, they need to be ready from the beginning. Early childhood programs, and the efforts that support them, are the stepping stones that will lead to later achievement as they provide moments of inspiration, support and learning. From a busy, high-quality child care center and family activities at the local library, to advocacy efforts and new developments in children’s media, we are inspired by the people and organizations ready and willing to nurture the next generation. It is our honor to partner with them.
Early Childhood Grants
To support neighborhood-level leadership and coordination of early literacy efforts in the Hill District
$36,600 in 2020
To support efforts encouraging early literacy and family engagement
$15,000 in 2020
To support a program that encourages early learning providers and families to adopt practices that reduce environmental hazards
$20,000 in 2020