The goal of the Foundation’s early education policy grantmaking is to advance a higher-quality, better-funded early childhood system through support for policy analysis, advocacy, and implementation nationally and in California.
The current early childhood system lacks adequate funding to support the delivery of high-quality programs and services to all children and, as a result, cannot uniformly provide quality learning experiences. In the wake of this fragmented and under-resourced system, serious access, participation, and opportunity gaps exist. We support policy advocacy, implementation, and analysis efforts to ensure that early childhood education remains a public investment priority—even in times of challenging state and national budgets and amid competing priorities for scarce public dollars—and that the programs and services that do exist are delivered with quality in mind.
Our grants support research and analysis to identify gaps or deficiencies in the education system, uncover solutions and best practices, and bring them to the public sphere and to the attention of policymakers.
The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.