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