Happen Together‘2021/2022 Year in Review’ tells the storyRead the Report
of our new strategic direction
Stronger StartFoundation produces documentary series on child care with DCTVLearn more
Making the Ideal RealWeVision EarlyEd aims to make child care work better for everyoneLearn more
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Who We Are
Our StoryThe foundation’s story began in 1968 with entrepreneur Stewart Bainum Sr. and his wife, Jane Bainum. They sought to create opportunities for children living in poverty by providing access to high-quality educational opportunities and services. Learn how our work has evolved over the years.
We Envision a Society Where All Children Thrive
We work alongside communities experiencing racial and economic disparities to create lasting systems change for the well-being of children and families.
Our Focus Areas
We focus primarily on Early Childhood and what children need for a strong start in life. Our Legacy Programs support other issues important to the Bainum family.
Our Commitment to Equity
We center equity in every facet of our work and in how we operate as an organization.
Mental Health Awareness Month: Push or Rest?May 23, 2023
News and Updates
Bainum Family Foundation Applauds White House Care Executive Order but Cautions, More Work Needs to be Done to Support Early Childhood Education
WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, April 18 President Biden signed an Executive Order directing federal agencies to find ways to make child care less expensive and more accessible. Bainum Family Foundation Vice President of Early Childhood Marica Cox Mitchell issued the following statement: “We are pleased that the White House is taking steps to improve child care … Continued
Foundation’s Interactive 2020/2021 ‘Year in Review’ Now Available
Our 2020/2021 Year in Review “Momentum” captures partner stories and showcases what inspires us to continue building momentum in the coming year. Explore our interactive report and download a PDF version of it here.
In Memory: Jane Bainum
Honoring a Life and Legacy of Generosity Jane Bainum (1919—2021) With great sadness, we announce that our co-founder Jane Bainum passed away this week at the age of 101. She and her husband, Stewart Bainum, Sr., established the Bainum Family Foundation in 1968, committed from the beginning to supporting children and families living in poverty. Her … Continued
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