Bezos Family Foundation: Grants for Early Childhood Education

OVERVIEW: The Bezos Family Foundation invests in early learning, K-12 education and youth leadership. The foundation has created free resources for parents and teachers based on research in child development.

IP TAKE:  The Bezos Family Foundation's signature programs support parents and teachers with research-based reference materials, tips and activities. This funder does not accept unsolicited proposals. 

PROFILE: The Bezos Family Foundation was established in 2003 by Jackie and Miguel (Mike) Bezos, the parents of Amazon founder and chairman Jeff Bezos. Based in Mercer Island, Washington, the foundation aims to help young people “achieve their full potential and make a meaningful contribution to society.” Its three major investment areas are early learning, excellence in K-12 and youth leadership.

Support for Early Learning stems from the Bezos Family Foundation's signature programs Mind in the Making and Vroom. Mind in the Making aims to "share the science of children's learning with the general public, families and professionals who work with children and families" through books, dvds and other accessible media. Vroom is a free online resource that provides parents and educators with research-based tips and activities for children from birth to age five. 

The Bezos Family Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals for funding.


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