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Caplan Foundation: Early Childhood Grants

Deadline: September 30, 2021

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood is an incubator of promising research and development projects that appear likely to improve the welfare of young children, from infancy through 7 years, in the United States. Welfare is broadly defined to include physical and mental health, safety, nutrition, education, play, familial support, acculturation, societal integration, and childcare. Grants are only made if a successful project outcome will likely be of significant interest to other professionals, within the grantee’s field of endeavor, and would have a direct benefit and potential national application. Grants will be awarded in support of projects and programs with potential to significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, and/or quality of life of children.

The Foundation’s goal is to provide seed money to implement those imaginative proposals that exhibit the greatest chance of improving the lives of young children, on a national scale. The Foundation will not fund the operation or expansion of existing programs.

The Foundation will only fund grant applications that define measurable outcomes, include credible methods for documenting and assessing results, provide for financial accountability in the application of funds, and include detailed, prudent implementation budgets.

Note: September 30 is the deadline for Letters of Inquiry. Those who submit Letter of Inquiry may be invited to submit a full application.

Amount: Past awards have ranged from $25,000 – $100,000.

Eligibility: Tax exempt 501(c)(3) organizations. Previous awards have also been made to institutions of education and medical centers.

Link: https://earlychildhoodfoundation.org/

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