• Investing to
    Build Capacity
    New Partnership Will Enhance and Expand
    Innovative Services at the Lourie Center
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  • New Food Security
    We're Helping to Build a Grocery Store
    in D.C.'s Ward 8 and Improve
    Local Healthy-Food Distribution
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  • Strengthening
    School Leadership
    New Coaching Program Supports
    Faith-Based Education
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  • Expanding
    D.C.'s Quality
    New Investments Support
    94 Additional High-Quality
    Early Learning Seats
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  • Expanding Our
    Foundation Invests in
    Early Learning Center
    in Orlando, Florida
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  • Impact Across
    Foundation Marks Its
    50th Anniversary in 2018
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  • Announcing
    Our School
    Mental Health
    Four D.C. Schools Will Receive
    Tailored Support to Improve
    Children's Mental Health Services
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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.

As part researcher, part organizer, part educator and part investor, we put children at the center of everything we do. We’re committed to changing their futures.

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Our Focus Areas

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
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Other Recent News

Bainum Family Foundation Invests $500,000 to Help Lourie Center Expand Site and Serve 90 Additional Children and Families

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Bainum Family Foundation Promotes David Daniels to Chief Operating Officer

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Bainum Family Foundation Investments Support New Grocery Store in D.C.’s Ward 8 and Improved Local Food Distribution

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