Bohemian Foundation: Grants for Early Childhood Education

OVERVIEW: The Bohemian Foundation dedicates its funding in this space to expand early childhood education and childcare.

IP TAKE: This funder often seeks organizations working to protect and enhance economic opportunities for all people, which often begins with education.

PROFILE: Established in 2001 by Pat Stryker, the Bohemian Foundation “[i]s a private family foundation that supports local, national and global efforts to build strong communities.” Stryker is the granddaughter of Homer Stryker an orthopedic surgeon who founded the company now known as the Stryker Corporation. Grantmaking programs include Music, Global and Civic. More specifically, the foundation supports various causes related to youth, economic stability, building vibrant communities, increasing opportunities through music, access to education, poverty alleviation, public health, and strengthening democracy.

Bohemian awards its early childhood education grants through its Civic program which supports “[o]rganizations that work to create greater economic opportunities for all, to promote robust citizen participation, to assure government accountability and to ensure an independent and fair judiciary.” One of the foundation’s primary goals of this funding program is to expand early childhood education (ECE) and childcare.

Grant amounts often range from around $15,000 to $200,000. Past ECE related grantees include the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County and United Day Care Center. To learn more about the organizations Bohemian supports, explore its current grantees list.

The Bohemian Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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