• Enhancing Our
    'Food Learning
    Locator'
    Free Online Resource
    Features More Than
    100 Food-Related Education
    and Job-Training Programs
    in the D.C. Area
    Explore Now
  • Impact Across
    Generations
    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
    Investments
    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
    Improvement
    Network
    New Investments Support
    94 Additional High-Quality
    Early Learning Seats
    Learn More
  • Expanding Our
    Commitment
    Foundation Invests in
    Early Learning Center
    in Orlando, Florida
    Learn More
  • Announcing
    Our School
    Mental Health
    Partners
    Four D.C. Schools Will Receive
    Tailored Support to Improve
    Children's Mental Health Services
    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: Shayna Cook February 26, 2019 Read More

Other Recent News

Bainum Family Foundation Releases Enhanced Version of ‘Food Learning Locator’ to Better Serve D.C. Metro Area

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Bainum Family Foundation Appoints Mae Cheung as General Counsel and Senior Director, Compliance; Promotes Leila Otis to Vice President, Programs

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Foundation’s 2017/2018 ‘Year in Review’
Now Available

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