Our grants support innovative pilot programs, as well as successful long standing initiatives.
EXAMPLES OF GRANTS AWARDED IN 2021-2022
Center for Economic Integrity (Tucson)
The Center provides leadership and administrative support to a countywide steering committee working to fund quality early childhood education via a public funding stream, for example, property tax, sales tax or bond funding.
City Gospel Mission (Cincinnati)
Little Village is a neighborhood play space designed for families of children 0-5. It is adapted from the Swedish model Öppna Förskola, meaning “open preschool.” Parents engage in their child’s play, build community relationships and connect with resources.
Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank
In partnership with WIC, Ready 4K, is an evidence based family engagement curriculum delivered to parents and caregivers via weekly text messages. The texts include facts and tips on how to promote their children’s development. Books are provided to the families as part of the program.
Columbus Early Learning Centers
Health and wellness services are provided through a network of community partnerships to four early learning centers, serving the highest need neighborhoods of Columbus. Services include developmental, speech, hearing, vision and dental screenings; nutrition education; guided physical activities; and annual educational events for families.
Cooper Center for Environmental Learning (Tucson)
The Center is developing new experiences and curricula for young children and a “Family Nature Day” targeting preschoolers. Financial assistance for program fees and school bus transportation is provided to early childhood centers serving low income children and their families.
Ely Chapman Education Foundation (Marietta)
Scholarships are provided to increase the availability of high quality early childhood education for low income families.
Fight Crime Invest in Kids
Advocacy eﬀorts in Ohio by members of the law enforcement community, i.e., police chiefs, sheriﬀs and prosecuting attorneys, to increase investments in early childhood education and supporting programs fo children age 0-5.
Hubbard Public Library
In their “Grab, Go and Read” program, librarians select groups of five books to be included in a bag for parents of toddlers with the purpose to promote reading one book daily for at least five days a week.
Make Way for Books (Tucson)
High-quality, age-appropriate multicultural books are provided for disadvantaged infants and toddlers. They are used for classroom book collections and to ensure that children and families have books to share together.
A community collaborative to ensure that all preschool children obtain at least one year of high-quality early childhood programming prior to entering kindergarten.
Seedlings Braille Books for Children
Touch and Feel board books in print and Braille are provided to each of the 220 children, birth to three, who have vision loss and are enrolled in Cleveland Sight Center’s early intervention and preschool programs.