Vanguard is a global company with offices around the world. But it’s headquartered outside of Philadelphia and makes some big grants in the city, with a focus on early childhood learning.
Millions of infants and toddlers are stuck in mediocre childcare that can hurt their development. Funders are finally paying more attention, including in Philadelphia, where $3 million is flowing to help caregivers do a better job.
Many states require early childhood teachers to hold bachelor’s degrees. A collaborative backed by a network of funders, however, is pushing to change this as momentum grows to expand preschool programs.
The Pritzker Children’s Initiative last year pledged $6.5 million to a national program to encourage early childhood learning from infancy to age three. We now know more of what’s in store for this one-year pilot.
A move by Kellogg to train Native American teachers for STEM early learning comes as more research shows students do better when their educators are as diverse as the classrooms they lead.
Early childhood education is picking up steam among philanthropic givers, but most work is still concentrated at the local level. This national funder collaborative is looking to better connect the dots.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative just put $30 million into ensuring kids read at grade level by third grade. Here's what we know about the gift and how it fits in to CZI's other giving.
Early childhood learning is emerging as a promising field within education philanthropy, but funds tend to flow toward urban centers and often ignore childcare entirely. Here's an exception.
A new initiative to help cities scale up high-quality childhood learning programs, backed by J.B. Pritzker and his wife M.K., is one more sign of growing action in this funding space.
Two longstanding funders in Detroit recently pledged $50 million to help kids there. Meanwhile, some newcomers have arrived on the scene with deep pockets for anti-poverty work. Can all this move the needle?
Much of the giving we see for early childhood development is by local funders investing in local initiatives. The Atlas Family Foundation's grantmaking in Los Angeles is a good example of that.
Despite the popularity of early childhood education initiatives among funders, few have pushed for accessible and affordable childcare. The Ms. Foundation is making a strong case for doing more.
With ties to Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, Alabama, and the Bay Area this former football player and his wife are focusing their philanthropy on early literacy.
Once the youngest school kids fall behind in literacy, they rarely catch up. The Kenneth Rainin Foundation wants to make sure that doesn't happen in Oakland, and it's ramping up grantmaking.
The Sobrato Family Foundation recently expanded its commitment to improve the language and literacy skills of young English learners in California. Here's what's significant about the Sobrato model.
That the Kresge Foundation now engages in grantmaking for early childhood education may come as a surprise to observers who only associate its education work with postsecondary success.
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is known as a big public health funder around North Carolina. But it's opened up a new opportunity that's more about early childhood education than anything else.
Bay Area real estate mogul Dennis J. Wong and his wife Shannon's Bay Area philanthropy focuses on health, education, the arts, and more. We provide an overview.
The billionaire's foundation just hired a new director of the Pritzker Children’s Initiative, which is a portfolio of national investments.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has a long history of early childhood funding, as well as working in the deep South. Here's how those priorities came together in a big recent grant for pre-K.
Early literacy third-grade reading level efforts haven't been as successful as funders have hoped. The William Penn Foundation is trying something new, less conventional, and more collaborative.