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.
All Our Kin
A grant funded the expansion into New York City of this national nonprofit organization that trains, supports, and sustains family child care educators.
American Enterprise Institute
A grant supported senior fellow Katharine Stevens in her work examining the ways in which the science of early brain development relates to child care policies.
Babies First Years
This grant funded a study of the impact of monthly, unconditional cash gifts to low-income mothers and their children in the first four years of the child’s life.
Bipartisan Policy Center
This grant funded longitudinal administration of a survey to assess changes in family needs and the supply, types, and quality of child care available across the country, to make recommendations to strengthen support for working families.
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.
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
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.
Harvard Center on the Developing Child
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.”
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.
Home-Grown Child Care
Our annual membership dues supported this national collaborative of funders committed to improving the quality of and access to home-based child care.
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 well–being.
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.
Maine Early Childhood Funders Group
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.
Mental Health Outreach for Mothers (MOMS)
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.
Mount Sinai Parenting Center
Our grant funded 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.
Prenatal-to-3-Policy Impact Center
Our general operating support grant helped 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.
United Hospital Fund
This grant has helped the organization develop a value-based payment model to support the pilot of IMPACT, a pediatric model of healthcare delivery that includes HealthySteps and will integrate maternal care, behavioral health care, and pediatric primary care, to promote optimal early childhood development.