The Atlantic Philanthropies Awards Child Trends $2.2 Million, Four-Year Grant

Washington, DC  Child Trends announced today that it will receive a $2.2 million, four-year grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies.  The grant will support roundtables for program providers, youth, and the media, as well as a set of related dissemination efforts, research reviews, and synthesis work.  The grant will enable Child Trends to take a leadership position in synthesizing and disseminating research knowledge to practitioners, policy makers, and the media to improve programs and policies for children and youth.  At the same time, Child Trends will draw on the experiences, insights, and needs of practitioners, the media, and youth to inform this work.


Kristin A. Moore, Ph.D., President and Senior Scholar of Child Trends stated, “Over the 26 years since Child Trends was founded, we have worked collaboratively on a number of initiatives – indicators of child well-being, the implications of welfare for children, teen childbearing, fatherhood, positive outcomes, healthy marriage, and child care. We are delighted to receive a long-term grant in support of our newest collaborative initiative, Research-to-Results.”


“The Research-to-Results Initiative will effectively communicate what works, and contribute to improved programs and policy for children and youth.  We are pleased to support such important work,” stated Charles Roussel, Program Director, Disadvantaged Children and Youth, The Atlantic Philanthropies (USA).


“The Atlantic Philanthropies provided funding to Child Trends in 2005 for the development of City Scan, a program tool that takes an unprecedented look at out-of-school-time programs in 15 U.S.cities.  While research tells us that it is important to provide high-quality, out-of-school-time programs that build relationships, teach important social and life skills, and provide structured activities, we also know that, of the hundreds of programs ‘on the ground,’ very few of these programs have been evaluated formally. This multi-year grant will break new ground and move the discussion forward, providing even greater depth of information on youth development to a wide array of audiences,” remarked Moore.  She also reported receipt of an additional grant for $50,000 from the Margaret and Alexander Stewart Trust to establish a fourth roundtable on applied research, which will enrich the Research-to-Results Initiative.




About Child Trends

Child Trends, founded in 1979, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families by conducting research and providing science-based information to the public and decision-makersFor additional information, visit


About The Atlantic Philanthropies

The Atlantic Philanthropies are dedicated to bringing about lasting changes in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people through grant-making.  Atlantic focuses on critical social problems related to ageing, disadvantaged children and youth, population health, and reconciliation and human rights.  Programmes funded by Atlantic operate in Australia, Bermuda, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United States, and Viet Nam.  To learn more, please visit