Sustainable Change10 Ways Foundations Can EngageRead our Bainum Brief
in Policy Advocacy
Marcus GrayRemembering a TreasuredRead More
Friend and Colleague
Racial InjusticeFoundation Leaders CommitRead Our Statement
to Engage With Urgency
Against Racial Inequity
Equitable FundingPhilanthropic, Business and Nonprofit LeadersRead the Statement
Say D.C. Deserves COVID-19 Stimulus
Funding Equal to States
‘Values in Action’Interactive 2018/2019 Year in ReviewExplore the Report
Shows How Our Core Values Come to Life
Through Our Culture and Work
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.