But Finding HopeReflections from our CEORead Our Statement
and President on the January 6
attack on the U.S. Capitol
Matters Most’Our 2019/2020 Year in ReviewExplore the Report
Captures How Our Partners and Team
Pivoted to Meet the Moment
Sustainable Change10 Ways Foundations Can EngageRead our Bainum Brief
in Policy Advocacy
Marcus GrayRemembering a TreasuredRead More
Friend and Colleague
Racial InjusticeFoundation Leaders CommitRead Our Statement
to Engage With Urgency
Against Racial Inequity
Equitable FundingPhilanthropic, Business and Nonprofit LeadersRead the Statement
Say D.C. Deserves COVID-19 Stimulus
Funding Equal to States
Our story.The Foundation’s story began in 1968 with entrepreneur Stewart Bainum Sr. 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.
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.
Our Focus Areas
We work with partners, parents and educators to offer services such as early learning, wrap-around support and knowledge building.
Our Commitment to DEI
Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is inseparable from who we are and what we do.
New Bainum Brief: Creating Change Through Policy AdvocacySeptember 30, 2020
Other Recent News
Foundation’s Interactive 2019/2020 ‘Year in Review’ Now Available
Our 2019/2020 Year in Review, “What Matters Most,” features stories that capture key moments from the past year, showing how our partners and staff — with immense passion, commitment and creativity — pivoted and persevered to meet those moments. Explore our interactive report and download a PDF version of it here.
In Memory: Marcus Gray
It is with profound sadness that we share the news that our friend and colleague Marcus Gray passed away on September 6, 2020. Marcus had been with the Bainum Family Foundation for eight years, serving in a number of program and community engagement roles, culminating in his recently announced position of Senior Manager, Equity, Inclusion and … Continued
Foundation’s Interactive 2018/2019 ‘Year in Review’ Now Available
Our 2018/2019 Year in Review, “Values in Action,” features a collection of stories that show how our core values come to life through our culture and our work — ultimately helping us create lasting impact in the communities we serve. Explore our interactive report and download a PDF version of it here.