• Introducing
    Our New Blog!
    Visit Weekly to Learn About Our Initiatives
    and Impact, and Get Great Insights
    From Our Experts
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  • Introducing
    Early Childhood
    Share DC
    New Resource-Sharing Platform
    Aims to Improve D.C. Child Care Quality
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  • Improving
    Early Childhood
    Take Five Minutes to Learn About Our
    Latest Work in the District of Columbia
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  • Farm to Many Tables
    Bainum Foundation Farm to Address Food Access
    and Quality in Underserved D.C. Neighborhoods
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  • Birth-to-Three
    Policy Alliance
    Foundation Convenes Children's Policy,
    Advocacy and Service Organizations,
    and Makes Initial Grants of $575,000,
    to Improve Early Childhood in the District
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  • A Tale of
    Two Cities
    Bainum Report Details Status of the District's Youngest Residents
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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.
How do we help children succeed?

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.

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Our Services

We work with partners, parents and educators to offer services such as early learning, wrap-around support and knowledge building.

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Knowledge Building
Wrap-Around Support
Early Learning
By: Ann Egan October 25, 2016 Read More

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New Resource-Sharing Platform Aims to Improve D.C. Child Care Quality

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Joan Lombardi, PhD, Joins Bainum Family Foundation Board of Directors

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Bainum Family Foundation Supports
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