There’s been a lot of movement in the early childhood learning space in the last few years. While some funders have scaled national initiatives, most projects still happen on the local level, like the work the Kenneth Rainin Foundation does in Oakland and the William Penn Foundation does in Philadelphia. Even some funders with national profiles will often take a local focus, like the Detroit-based project the W.K. Kellogg and Kresge foundations recently announced.
So when a funder does back an ambitious early childhood project at the national level, it’s worth paying attention—especially when we’re talking about a billionaire donor who’s lately been ramping up his giving. The organizations partnering on this new Pritzker-backed project include the National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, Center for the Study of Social Policy, National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) and StriveTogether. Read more