• Advancing
    School Mental
    Health Systems
    National Team of Mental Health Experts
    Releases a Powerful New Resource
    Learn More
  • Enhancing Our
    'Food Learning
    Free Online Resource
    Features More Than
    100 Food-Related Education
    and Job-Training Programs
    in the D.C. Area
    Explore Now
  • Introducing
    Our New CEO
    and President
    Jacquelyn Davis Will Lead the
    Foundation Beginning July 2019;
    Barbara Bainum Continues as
    Chair of the Board
    Learn More
  • Impact Across
    50th Anniversary ‘Year in Review’
    Captures Our Philanthropic Journey
    Read the Report
  • Investing to
    Build Capacity
    New Partnership Will Enhance and Expand
    Innovative Services at the Lourie Center
    Learn More
  • New Food Security
    We're Helping to Build a Grocery Store
    in D.C.'s Ward 8 and Improve
    Local Healthy-Food Distribution
    Learn More
  • Strengthening
    School Leadership
    New Coaching Program Supports
    Faith-Based Education
    Learn More
  • Expanding
    D.C.'s Quality
    New Investments Support
    94 Additional High-Quality
    Early Learning Seats
    Learn More
  • Expanding Our
    Foundation Invests in
    Early Learning Center
    in Orlando, Florida
    Learn More

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
By: Barbara Bainum July 23, 2019 Read More

Other Recent News

New Resource Provides Expert Guidance on Advancing Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems

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Bainum Family Foundation Appoints Brenda Henry, PhD, as Senior Director, Programs; Marica Cox Mitchell as Director, Early Learning

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Sara Watson, PhD, Joins Bainum Family Foundation as Senior Director, Policy

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