Our CORE Collaborative Grants provide support for groups of multiple cross-sector partners with shared action plans focused on long-term solutions for children birth to age 8 and their families with low income.
This strategy utilizes two promising national models—the 2-Generational Approach, and a Collective Impact framework that places families at the center of services, fundamentally shifting the conversation around poverty from single programs to collaborative, cross-sector partnerships. These cross-sector Collaboratives will promote five components through this approach: early childhood education, postsecondary and employment pathways, economic assets, social capital, and health and well-being.
While this type of work is important for all families, we particularly support collaborations that are intentionally working to address disparities among underserved communities, including people of color.
Seventy percent of our CORE Fund was allocated to Collaborative CORE grants. These grants were awarded to Collaboratives focused on young children (birth to age eight, including prenatal) and their families with low income using the conditions of Collective Impact and a 2-Generational Approach. CORE grants are 3-year investments that began in January 2018.
All funding decisions were made by volunteers who also helped refine our investment focus. Grants were available to public and nonprofit organizations that met the minimum standards for eligibility and submitted all required eligibility documentation.
Any questions related to our CORE Collaboratives Grant investments or future grant opportunities should be directed to Lark Kesterke, Director of Impact and Investments, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425.374.5506.