Build CapacityNew Partnership Will Enhance and ExpandLearn More
Innovative Services at the Lourie Center
New Food Security
InvestmentsWe're Helping to Build a Grocery StoreLearn More
in D.C.'s Ward 8 and Improve
Local Healthy-Food Distribution
School LeadershipNew Coaching Program SupportsLearn More
NetworkNew Investments SupportLearn More
94 Additional High-Quality
Early Learning Seats
CommitmentFoundation Invests inLearn More
Early Learning Center
in Orlando, Florida
GenerationsFoundation Marks ItsLearn More
50th Anniversary in 2018
PartnersFour D.C. Schools Will ReceiveLearn More
Tailored Support to Improve
Children's Mental Health Services
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.
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.
Our Focus Areas
We work with partners, parents and educators to offer services such as early learning, wrap-around support and knowledge building.