For more than five decades, the Bainum Family Foundation has invested in the well-being of children and families, evolving our strategy over the years to reflect new thinking and learning and changing community needs.

We know that systemic racism in the United States leads to inequitable child outcomes, in part by interfering with the ability of communities and caregivers (such as parents, grandparents, guardians and early childhood educators) to create the conditions and environment needed for children to thrive.

Because of this, we are striving to build an equitable society that supports all children and families, particularly those who have been systematically excluded from power, resources and opportunity because of poverty and racism.

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Bethesda, MD

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Locally in Washington, D.C. as well as nationally in Florida, California, and Washington state.

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To have the ability to network with our peers and to share collective resources.

We help children exit poverty by providing educational opportunities and other support needed for lifelong success. We focus our investments in three areas – Early Learning, Wrap-Around Support, and Knowledge Building. Our initiatives are intended to improve the quality and availability of resources for children living in poverty, closing the persistent educational achievement gap that limits their possibilities.

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