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
Most Vulnerable During
COVID-19 CrisisCEO and President David Daniels Underscores Concerns ofLearn More
Philanthropic and Nonprofit Community in D.C.
‘Values in Action’Interactive 2018/2019 Year in ReviewExplore the Report
Shows How Our Core Values Come to Life
Through Our Culture and Work
David Daniels as
CEO and PresidentOur Former Chief Operating OfficerLearn More
Will Now Lead the Foundation
Data GapOur Multipart Series SharesLearn More
Findings From Our 2018 Survey
and Convening to Examine
Inequities in Local Food Access
Health SystemsNational Team of Mental Health ExpertsLearn More
Releases a Powerful New Resource
Locator'Free Online ResourceExplore Now
Features More Than
100 Food-Related Education
and Job-Training Programs
in the D.C. Area
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.