Investors are critical to our mission to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity.
Beyond generous start-up funding provided by Harvard University and extensive federal grant support for individual projects conducted by Center-affiliated faculty, a range of foundations, funding consortia, and individual donors have made significant investments in the work of the Center on the Developing Child since its inception in 2006. These include major gifts from:
Buffett Early Childhood Fund
The JPB Foundation
Bezos Family Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The Alliance for Early Success
George Kaiser Family Foundation
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Casey Family Programs
The Pierre and Pamela Omidyar Fund, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Lemann Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Grand Challenges Canada
Child Welfare Fund
Harvard Global Health Institute
Bernard van Leer Foundation
McCormick Tribune Foundation
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
José Luiz Egydio Setúbal Family
Joan and Alvin Einbender
Eva and Harry Wilson
Robert and Maya Tichio
Join Us: Seize This Opportunity
The Center’s mission represents an unprecedented opportunity for a new breed of investors who are not afraid to take risks in pursuit of game-changing breakthroughs. These investors understand that the risk of failure pales in comparison to the risk of not being bold enough to do whatever it takes. If you are interested in supporting our quest, contact us now. We’ll be glad to show you how—together—we will succeed.
Center Director Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., describes the mission of the Center on the Developing Child and its vision for using science to innovate in the early childhood field and fundamentally change the lives of children facing adversity.
This two-minute video features U.S. government, philanthropic, and education leaders speaking about the urgent need for science-based innovation to transform the lives of children and build a stronger society of healthy and capable adults.