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Funding Guidelines

The Foundation for Child Development does not accept unsolicited proposals.

What We Fund

The Foundation for Child Development, through its work in Prek-3rd Education, supports the restructuring of PreKindergarten through Third Grade into a well-aligned first level of public education for children (ages three to eight) in the United States. FCD supports research, policy development, advocacy, and communications strategies related to FCD’s work in PreK-3rd Education.

The FCD’s New American Children grants focus on stimulating basic and applied research on children (birth through age ten) living in low-income immigrant families.

The FCD awards an average of 14 grants each year. Please see our complete listing of grants for details about specific grant-funded projects.

What We Do Not Fund

  • The direct provision of PreKindergarten education, child care, or health care
  • Capital campaigns and endowments
  • The purchase, construction, or renovation of buildings
  • Grants for projects outside the United States