GranteesWe 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.
All Our Kin
A planning grant to design an in-depth evaluation of All Our Kin’s impact on family child care quality and stability, and child and family outcomes. All Our Kin is a national nonprofit organization that trains, supports, and sustains family child care educators.
Bipartisan Policy Center
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.
Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative
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.
Council for a Strong America
Council for a Strong America is a national, bipartisan nonprofit that mobilizes business leaders, retired admirals and generals, and law enforcement leaders to promote evidence-based policy solutions that ensure children, especially from vulnerable communities, are prepared to succeed. With this grant, the Council for a Strong America will advocate to strengthen federal policies for child care and children’s nutrition.
Early Childhood Funders Collaborative
Our membership dues support this national collaborative of early childhood funders, which is focused on increasing the effectiveness of philanthropic investment in equity-focused approaches to early childhood and promoting policies that support young children and their families.
Family Connects International
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.
Our grant supports creating a cross-sector return on investment calculator that includes short- and long-term Medicaid savings to demonstrate the value of HealthySteps to various audiences. Our grant also supports the HealthySteps National Office to build and launch an Expert Faculty program that trains health care industry leaders to assist in onboarding new sites.
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.
Institute for Medicaid Innovation
This grant supported the Institute for Medicaid Innovation’s Maternal Health Policy Equity Summit. The summit convened Medicaid stakeholders and leading maternal health and Medicaid policy experts to identify challenges, generate solutions, and chart a path forward to ensure Medicaid works effectively for families.
LENA is a national nonprofit whose mission is to transform children’s futures through early talk technology and data-driven programs. With this grant LENA will expand its measurement of the child’s audio environment beyond ‘serve and return’ to determine if factors such as child and parent initiated interaction, peer interaction, and background noise levels impact social emotional functioning and early language skills.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Blueprint Labs
Blueprint Labs is a non-partisan research lab that uses data and economics to uncover the consequences of policy decisions and improve society. This grant will launch a research initiative designed to equip stakeholders with actionable evidence on early childhood education performance and fund Blueprint Labs’ first convening to facilitate idea-sharing and collaboration among preschool practitioners, researchers, and funders.
Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance
A grant to support the second phase of the Perinatal Mental Health Education and Screening Project, a multi-year multi-disciplinary collaborative effort to ensure that all pregnant and postpartum individuals are educated about and screened for perinatal mental health disorders and are connected to resources for recovery.
Mount Sinai Parenting Center
This three-year grant (2022-2024) 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.
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.
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Video Interaction Project is an individualized parent-child intervention that is delivered to families at the time of pediatric check-ups. This grant will support the Video Interaction Project in building a sustainable funding model, including hiring a part-time project manager and consulting with Medicaid funding experts.
Phil Fisher, Ph.D.
This two-year grant (2022 and 2023) is to fund the development of an online professional development platform to disseminate and scale Filming Interactions to Nurture Development (FIND), a brief, flexible, evidence-based video coaching program for caregivers of young children.
Prenatal-to-3-Policy Impact Center
The two-year general operating support grant (2022 and 2023) helps the Center, which translates research in child development into state-level policies and public investments, such as paid family leave and child care subsidies, and provides guidance to state leaders on the most effective investments states can make to ensure all young children thrive.
Zero to Three
A two-year grant (2022 and 2023) to provide technical assistance to states to advance Infant Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) financing policies that support healthy development of very young children, emphasizing a continuum of developmentally appropriate supports and services inclusive of promotion, prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Technical assistance includes collaborative learning, resource development, and expert consultation.