Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation: Grants for Early Childhood

 

OVERVIEW: The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation invests in education, parks and greenspace, youth development, community redevelopment and the arts. It prioritizes the state of Georgia, but has funded organizations in other states.

IP TAKE: The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation invest in education broadly, and early childhood programs figure prominently among its education grantees. This funder does not accept unsolicited proposals for funding.

PROFILE: The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation was established in 1995 by Arthur M. Blank, the co-founder of the Home Depot home improvement retail chain. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the foundation "promotes innovative solutions to transform the lives of youth and their families, seeking results that move communities beyond what seems possible today." It invests in education, parks and greenspace, youth development, community redevelopment and the arts through grants and a variety of signature in-house programs.

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation invests in education broadly. Past grantees serving early childhood populations include Kid's Gym Inc., a gymnastics-based enrichment program for children from age one to adulthood in College Park, Georgia, and the Early Childhood Community Council run by the United Way of Gallatin County, Montana, which promotes kindergarten readiness through community outreach and professional development programs.    

This funder prioritizes organizations operating in the state of Georgia, but has funded nonprofits in other states. Early childhood grants range from $5,000 to $30,000 and have been awarded to organizations of all sizes. A database of grants is available on the foundation's website.

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation does not accept unsolicited applications for funding, but potential applicants may submit brief inquiries via the foundation's application page.

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