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Clients and Partners

Child Trends gratefully acknowledges current and past funders, clients, and partner organizations for their support of our work.                                              

Foundations and other Funders:

Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust

Alliance for Early Success

Always Dream Foundation

American Heart Association

American Public Human Services Association

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Arcus Foundation

AT&T Foundation

Bainum Family Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bezos Family Foundation

Casey Family Programs

The Crimsonbridge Foundation

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

The Duke Endowment

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

Foundation for Child Development

George Kaiser Family Foundation

Heising-Simons Foundation

Irving Harris Foundation

JPB Foundation

Minnesota Early Learning Foundation

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

The Pew Charitable Trusts

Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Richard W. Goldman Family Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Tauck Family Foundation

Televisa Foundation

William Penn Foundation

William T. Grant Foundation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Federal Government Agencies:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Corporation for National and Community Service

National Institutes of Health

National Science Foundation

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,

  • Administration for Children and Families
  • Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Office of Adolescent Health
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
  • Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation

U.S. Department of Justice,

  • National Institute of Justice
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

State and Local Government Agencies

Arizona First Things First

Clark County, Nevada Department of Human Services

Colorado Department of Human Services

Delaware Department of Education

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

Illinois Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development

Iowa Department of Human Services

Los Angeles Unified School District

Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood Development


  • Department of Education
  • Department of Human Services

New Jersey Department of Children and Families

New York State Office of Children and Family services

North Carolina State Board of Education

Rhode Island,

  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Education

Saint Paul (MN) Public Schools

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Vermont Department for Children and Families

Washington, D.C.,

  • Department of Human Services
  • District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Office of Human Rights
  • Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Partners and Providers:

American Psychological Association

Ascend at the Aspen Institute

Baltimore Safe and Sound Campaign

Better Housing Coalition

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Black Family Development, Inc.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Brevard C.A.R.E.S., Brevard Family Partnership

Bright Beginnings Child Development Center

Brookings Institution

BUILD Initiative

Center for the Study of Social Policy

Children’s Home Society of North Carolina

Children’s Literacy Initiative

Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin

Children’s Trust of Miami-Dade County

Committee for Children

Community Action Project of Tulsa County

Connecticut Economic Resource Center

The Council of Chief State School Officers

Data Quality Campaign

Early Childhood Investment Corporation

Early Learning Indiana


Fair Chance

Families in Schools

Florida Coalition for Children

Focus on the Family

The Forum for Youth Investment

Futures without Violence

Girls Inc.

Greater Twin Cities United Way

Healthy Families/Thriving Communities Collaborative Council

Healthy Teen Network

Illinois Action for Children

Institute for Family Studies

Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative

KnowledgeWorks, Strive Together

Mercy Home for Boys and Girls

Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

National Black Child Development Institute

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

The National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association

National Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems

National Fatherhood Initiative

Parent Aware for School Readiness


Raising A Reader

Seneca Family of Agencies

Turning the Page

UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti

United Way of Greater Cincinnati

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

United Way for Southeastern Michigan

Urban Institute

Venture Philanthropy Partners

Welfare Research, Inc.

WINGS for Kids


YMCA of the USA

Academic Partners

Georgia State University Research Foundation

New York University, Institute of Human Development and Social Change

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

University of California, Berkeley, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment

University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services

University of Florida Survey Research Center

University of Kentucky Research Foundation

University of Maryland, College Park and Baltimore County

University of Massachusetts Medical School

University of Minnesota, Center for Early Education and Development

University of New Mexico College of Education, Center for Education Policy Research

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carolina Demography, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and National Implementation Research Network

University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Department of Psychology, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

University of Wisconsin Survey Center

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