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Latest Work in the District of Columbia
Farm to Many TablesBainum Foundation Farm to Address Food AccessLearn More
and Quality in Underserved D.C. Neighborhoods
LaunchedFoundation Convenes Children's Policy,Learn More
Advocacy and Service Organizations,
and Makes Initial Grants of $575,000,
to Improve Early Childhood in the District
A Tale of
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Our story.The Foundation’s story began in 1968 with entrepreneur Stewart Bainum. He wanted to give children living in poverty the opportunity to break the bonds of their circumstances through access to high-quality educational opportunities and services. See what we’re focused on now.
Let us count the ways.
We’re part researcher, part organizer, part educator, part investor. We inspire children to ask questions like, “What if?” and “Why not?” Questions that can change their future — and the world.
We work with partners, parents and educators to offer services such as early learning, wrap-around support and knowledge building.