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.

2022 Grantees

All Our Kin

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  • Our general operating support grant helped this national nonprofit organization that trains, supports, and sustains family child care educators.

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Bipartisan Policy Center

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  • Two grants were made to BPC. The first grant supports conducting focus groups and interviews of working parents, with children under age five, not using formal child care options to learn the reasons for this choice. Survey results will be summarized in a national report (“Understanding the One-Third”) to educate the public and lawmakers and provide a guide for policy action. The second grant supports ongoing efforts to expand access to paid family leave and permanently enhance the Child Tax Credit.

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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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Early Childhood Funders Collaborative

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  • 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. 

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Family Connects International

Duke University

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  • The grant helped fund a three-year evaluation of a virtual (telehealth) version of Family Connects, a postpartum nurse home visiting model, and advocacy for implementing the model in New York State. 

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Harvard Center on the Developing Child

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  • Our general operating support grant helps the Center, which translates scientific research and serves as a non-partisan resource for policymakers, practitioners, and lay audiences, has coined the terms “toxic stress” and “serve and return.” 

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Healthy Steps

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  • A grant supports the development of a sustainable, value-based payment model for dyadic care in New York that integrates child behavioral health, parenting, and caregiver behavioral health into pediatric care, and advocacy for this approach.

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Home-Grown Child Care

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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 grant to support Home Grown’s initiative to review and create guidelines for home-based child care quality standards in Pre-K and conduct an economic analysis of the cost of funding child care that adheres to these standards. 

    We also supported Home Grown’s initiative to partner with five state and local governments to develop effective child care networks that offer high-quality child development services, improve children’s mental, physical, social and economic wellbeing.

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LENA

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  • A grant supported an evaluation of young children’s social, emotional and language development acquisition in family and center-based child care during implementation of LENA programming in Washington, DC.  

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Maine Early Childhood Funders Group

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  • Our membership dues support the Group’s mission to encourage and advance strategic systemic changes that will improve results for young children aged birth to 8 throughout the state. 

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Mental Health Outreach for Mothers (MOMS)

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  • This grant funded a portion of salary support for an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale Child Study Center, to work with the Elevate team on the analysis of the MOMS administrative data from several key government systems in Washington DC: Medicaid, TANF, child welfare, education and additional data on earnings and wages.  

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Mount Sinai Parenting Center

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  • This three-year grant 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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Niskanen Center

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  • A grant to Niskanen Center will help buildout their Policy and Welfare department, which prioritizes family stability and child well-being as they are impacted by family economic security issues such as child payments, paid leave and child care.   

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Phil Fisher, Ph.D.

Stanford University

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  • This two-year grant 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.  

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Prenatal-to-3-Policy Impact Center

Vanderbilt University

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  • The two-year general operating support grant 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.

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Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity

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  • Our grant supported a webinar featuring a bipartisan panel of scholars to discuss trends in childhood poverty with the aim of highlighting areas of shared agreement that can serve as touchstones for action, including negotiations on extending the expanded Child Tax Credit.

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Walter Gilliam, Ph.D.

Yale Child Study Center

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  • A twoyear grant to Walter Gilliam, Ph.D. to hire staff and develop training materials to expand his early childhood mental health consultation model, which provides expert consultation to child care providers to improve the emotional climate of their classrooms and their relationships with children and parents.

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Yale School of Public Health

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  • A one-year general operating support grant for the MOMS Partnership and the Elevate Policy Lab was awarded. Elevate has been scaling the MOMS Partnership beyond New Haven, Connecticut establishing 8 new sites, while developing strategies and tools to support the sites and to evaluate the program’s impact.

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Zero to Three

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  • A two-year grant 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.

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