• Introducing
    Our School-Based
    Mental Health Initiative
    The Newest Critical Component of
    Our Wrap-Around Support Strategy
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  • Announcing
    a New $4.5 Million
    Our Latest Initiative Will
    Boost Supply of High-Quality
    Early Learning Seats in
    D.C.'s Wards 7 and 8
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  • Introducing the
    Food Learning
    Our New Tool Maps
    Food Education and
    Job Training Sites and
    Organizations Across
    D.C. Metro Area
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  • Foundation’s
    ‘Year in Review’
    Now Available
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    new strategy with the help of
    many outstanding partners.
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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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    Early Childhood
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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 Announces School-Based Mental Health Initiative, Invests $4.1 Million to Expand
Services in D.C.

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Bainum Family Foundation Launches ‘Food Learning Locator’

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Bainum Family Foundation Invests
$4.5 Million to Boost Supply of
High-Quality Early Learning Seats
in D.C.’s Wards 7 and 8

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