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Child Well-being

What We Support

The Child Well-being Program takes a funding approach that supports intergenerational work that bolsters culturally, geographically and locally relevant programs with and for communities to foster the long-term well-being of families. The program has a particular focus on supporting the health and positive development of populations experiencing disproportional historic and systemic inequities in the U.S., Native communities, and youth in or transitioning out of foster care. By funding efforts that strengthen the social service systems and organizations that serve these families and support the needs of children and caregivers together, the Child Well-being Program aims to promote children’s healthy development, prevent maltreatment, and ally with communities to create improved and more equitable outcomes for children.  


To accomplish these goals, the program focuses its grantmaking in three areas:  

Additional Criteria

The Child Well-being Program prioritizes funding for projects and programs that: 

  • Cultivate partnerships between organizations and systems that serve children and families to increase health equity and well-being;
  • Coordinate efforts across a variety of social service systems;
  • Implement interventions that meet the needs of children and families in their neighborhoods and communities;
  • Increase access to prevention and treatment services;
  • Communicate lessons and outcomes broadly to inform policy and practice; and/or
  • Invest in developing and supporting the next generation of leaders committed to implementing effective programs and policies serving children and families.


Areas Not Funded 

At this time, the foundation does not directly support treatment programs or trauma services for victims; projects focused solely on childhood sexual abuse; prevention of bullying in schools and/or cyberbullying; self-protection or conflict resolution programs for children; or programs related to protecting children from internet predators or human trafficking. The foundation does not support individual requests for legal or medical help or counseling to resolve individual family problems.