Grantees

We work together with our invited grantees to improve the mental, emotional, and behavioral health and well-being of young children, especially those from low-income families and under-resourced communities.

2024 Grantees

Bipartisan Policy Center

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  • A two-year (2023 and 2024) general operating support grant to the Early Childhood Team at the Bipartisan Policy Center to support their work in child care research and policy.

    A second two-year grant (2024 and 2025) to support the Economic Policy Team at Bipartisan Policy Center to conduct research and policy work in paid family leave and refundable child tax credits for working families and their children.

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Capita

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  • Capita is an independent, nonpartisan think tank whose purpose is to build a future in which all children and families flourish. This grant supports Capita to conduct research and make policy recommendations concerning the potential role of stay-at-home parents in child care policy.

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Citizens' Committee for the Children of New York

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  • Citizens’ Committee for the Children of New York advances well-being, equity, and justice for all of New York’s children through research, advocacy, and civic engagement. This grant supports a data project investigating how early care and education providers can best support early intervention and behavioral health supports.

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Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative

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  • Our membership dues support the collaborative in its mission to bring the collective voice and resources of philanthropy to build and sustain a comprehensive early childhood system in Connecticut.

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Elevate Policy Lab at the Yale School of Medicine

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  • With this grant, Elevate Policy Lab will combine data across its seven sites to extract takeaways that will be used to refine the MOMS Partnership® model. The model is comprised of brief, accessible, and evidence-based interventions targeting mental health, and a set of strategies designed to engage populations of under-resourced women who are caregiving to children.

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Family Connects International

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  • A two-year (2023 and 2024) general operating grant to Family Connects International to offer in-home clinical care by nurses and referrals to local support for newborns and their family members. In addition, FCI engages with policymakers to support sustainability of local programming and collaborates with community-based resources and care systems.

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Home Grown

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  • Our annual membership dues support this national collaborative of funders committed to improving the quality of and access to home-based child care.

    As a collaborative member, we made a two-year grant (2023 and 2024) to fund Home Grown’s Pre-K Standards in Home-Based Childcare initiative that will provide technical assistance to city and state leaders to ensure the inclusion of home-based providers in publicly funded pre-K initiatives.

    A second two-year grant (2023 and 2024) supports Home Grown’s initiative to partner with state and local governments to create comprehensive networks as durable infrastructure for home-based child care providers.

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Mount Sinai Parenting Center

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  • This three-year grant (2022 to 2024) funds the expansion of a free, online curriculum that teaches pediatric residents throughout the US how to promote brain development and strengthen parent-child relationships during routine well-child visits and the development of a companion series of brief videos for parents.

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National Workforce Registry Alliance Inc.

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  • This grant supports prototyping by the National Workforce Registry Alliance Inc. the first state early childhood professional registry data audits in Maine and Washington DC. Project outcomes will help increase data confidence and determine infrastructure capacity for future data collection and contribute to designing a first-of-its-kind workforce well-being report.

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Niskanen Center

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  • A two-year (2023 and 2024) general operating support grant to Niskanen Center Social Policy Team to help educate policymakers, thought leaders, journalists, advocates, and others about how child tax credits, paid family, and unemployment insurance leave can improve child well-being, stabilize families, and maximize parental choice.

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Policy Center for Maternal Mental Health

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  • This two-year grant (2024 and 2025) supports ‘Improving Maternal Mental Health by Embedding Community Health Workers in Obstetric Settings,’ a pilot project to study the potential benefits and challenges of integrating community health workers in obstetric clinics with a high percentage of Medi-Cal patients.

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Stanford University Center on Early Childhood

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  • A two-year grant (2024 and 2025) to support the Stanford University Center on Early Childhood in the development, pilot testing, and evaluation of FIND-PD. FIND-PD is an online, self-paced, multi-level training series for early childhood educators. The training series builds on caregivers’ existing capabilities and offers practical strategies to enhance positive interactions, build child skills, and reduce challenging child behavior. The Center has developed a 24-month plan to expand the program.

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