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About Our Supporters

PPN gratefully acknowledges the following organizations and individuals for their past financial support. These organizations provided funding for special projects, as well as core support for the Network's activities. The PPN project concluded in 2014.


Annie E. Casey Foundation

The California Wellness Foundation

The Colorado Trust

The Community Foundation of North Louisiana

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Family Communications, Inc. (FCI)

Family and Community Trust

Foundation Consortium for California's Children & Youth

Georgia Family Connection Partnership

Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families

Hands On Mississippi

Kansas Action for Children

KidsOhio.org

New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS)

Northwest Early Childhood Institute

Oregon Commission on Children and Families

Parents Action for Children

RAND Corporation

The Spencer Foundation




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Annie E. Casey Foundation
For more than half a century, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has worked to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families in the United States. Their mission is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families. Working with neighborhoods and state and local governments, the Foundation provides grants to public and nonprofit organizations to strengthen the support services, social networks, physical infrastructure, employment, self-determination, and economic vitality of distressed communities.  http://www.aecf.org



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The California Wellness Foundation
The California Wellness Foundation is a private, independent foundation created in 1992, with the mission of improving the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention. The Foundation prioritizes eight issues for funding: diversity in the health professions, environmental health, healthy aging, mental health, teenage pregnancy prevention, violence prevention, women's health, and work and health. It also responds to timely issues or special projects outside the funding priorities.  http://www.calwellness.org



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The Colorado Trust
The Colorado Trust is a grantmaking foundation dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of the people of Colorado. Established in 1985 with the proceeds of the sale of Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Trust initiatives center on advancing accessible and affordable health care by promoting health and preventing disease, strengthening the delivery of health care services and addressing the needs of the medically underserved; and on providing resources to strengthen families by addressing the needs of children and youth, advancing quality mental health care and by serving the aging.  http://www.coloradotrust.org



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The Community Foundation of North Louisiana
The Community Foundation provides a variety of charitable funds and gift options to help our partners achieve their vision for a stronger, more vibrant community. By bringing together fund donors, their financial advisors and nonprofit agencies, the Foundation is a powerful catalyst for building charitable giving and effecting positive change in our area. The Foundation offers the expertise and the structure to assist individuals, families and businesses in effective giving.  http://www.nlacf.org/




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The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation works to ensure opportunities for all children to reach their potential, to protect reproductive rights and stabilize world population, to conserve and restore the earth's natural systems, and to encourage the creative pursuit of science. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the following program areas: Conservation and Science; Population; and Children, Families, and Communities. The Foundation provides national and international grants, and also has a special focus on the Northern California Counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey.  http://www.packard.org



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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of people's lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and the prevention of child maltreatment, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke's properties.  http://www.ddcf.org/




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Family Communications, Inc. (FCI)
Family Communications, Inc. (FCI) works in a variety of media to promote the social, emotional and intellectual development of children and to support parents and other caregivers as well as teachers and other professionals in their work with children. FCI was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 to produce Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. About to enter its 42nd season, the Neighborhood continues to air on numerous PBS stations and is the longest-running program on public television. Leading up to and since the end of the Neighborhood's production run and Fred Rogers' death, FCI began applying Fred's values and approaches to other ways of working with children and families. We began focusing on creating and delivering multi-media professional development materials and workshops for teachers, child care providers and other adults who work with children. As did Fred and the Neighborhood, the staff and products of FCI today build on solid child development theory, deal with themes that are central to the lives of children and families, encourage open and honest communication about even the most difficult subjects, and help build strong relationships among children and adults, all of which are conditions that support learning.  http://www.fci.org



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Family and Community Trust
The Family and Community Trust seeks to coordinate and reform the systems through which communities and state agencies work to improve the lives and well-being of Missouri's families and children. This systems reform effort is known as "Caring Communities." It has substantially changed the way that government and communities interact, while addressing the diversity of need throughout the state. The Caring Communities initiative will focus on reporting the facts about whether goals such as moving people into higher paying jobs, keeping families healthy, and ensuring that children are learning are being met.  http://www.mofact.org



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Foundation Consortium for California's Children & Youth
The mission of the Foundation Consortium for California's Children & Youth is to improve the well-being of California's children, families, and communities. This is achieved by influencing public policy and improving practice at the state, country and local levels. The Foundation Consortium offers policy leadership, technical assistance, and support to promote innovative thinking and motivate organizations and individuals to experiment with new ideas, tools, and practices. Their Community Approach promotes cooperation across organizations, embracing the key principles of family involvement, community partnership, and shared accountability. The Foundation Consortium seeks to unite all stakeholders in making the Community Approach the standard for child and family support programs throughout the state. (The Foundation Consortium was in operation from 1991 to 2005.)



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Georgia Family Connection Partnership
Georgia Family Connection Partnership is a nonprofit organization formed from the merger of Georgia Academy for Children and Youth Professionals, Inc. and Family Connection. Both organizations were founded in 1991 with funding from the Woodruff Foundation and the Whitehead Foundation, along with state investments. Georgia Academy has been a leader in providing training to professionals working with children and youth in Georgia. Family Connection is the largest statewide network in the nation with 159 community collaboratives working to improve results for children and families. Georgia Family Connection Partnership is the catalyst that drives continued systems change on behalf of improving results for children and their families in the State of Georgia.  http://www.gafcp.org



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Grantmakers for Children, Youth & Families (GCYF)
Grantmakers for Children, Youth & Families (GCYF) is a membership association of grantmaking institutions. Our mission is to increase the ability of organized philanthropy to improve the well-being of children, youth and families. We serve as a forum to review and analyze grantmaking strategies, exchange information about effective programs, examine public policy developments and maintain ongoing discussions with national leaders.  http://www.gcyf.org



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Hands On Mississippi
Hands On Mississippi is a nonprofit that mobilizes individuals to join together to address community needs, providing camaraderie as well as guidance through creating an impact with service. In partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Mississippi Commission on Volunteer Service, nonprofit agencies, and local community members and business partners, Hands On Mississippi supports the volunteer-driven recovery of the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina and actively rebuilds a more civicly engaged community.  http://www.handsonmississippi.org/



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Kansas Action for Children
The mission of Kansas Action for Children is to advocate for policies and programs that ensure and improve the physical, emotional, and educational well-being of all Kansas children and youth. KAC is an independent and nonpartisan voice on their behalf, working to ensure that Kansas children have the best opportunities in the nation to grow and thrive. Kansas Action for Children seeks to improve public policy and public systems rather than to assist children on a case-by-case basis through direct services. Changes in public policy affect large numbers of children.  http://www.kac.org



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KidsOhio.org
KidsOhio.org is an Ohio-led, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to improve the lives and education of Ohio's nearly three million children, especially disadvantaged youngsters. Based in Columbus, KidsOhio.org advocates on a range of children's issues, including health, early childhood education, and improving public education for Ohio's children.  http://www.kidsohio.org/




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New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS)
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) has a mission to serve New York's public by promoting the well-being and safety of its children, families and communities. OCFS supervises the child and family service programs operated by New York’s 58 local departments of social services, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, county and municipal youth bureaus, and private providers. Such programs include foster care, adoption assistance, child protective services, preventive services for children and families, protective services for vulnerable adults, programs for the blind and visually handicapped, domestic violence services, youth development programs, and child care. OCFS is also responsible for the administration of residential facilities and community-based programs for juvenile delinquents and for oversight and fiscal support of juvenile detention programs.  http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us



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Northwest Early Childhood Institute
The Northwest Early Childhood Institute, a division of the Hearing & Speech Institute, brings together early childhood professionals from an array of professions to advance the healthy emotional, and social development of babies and young children, ages 0-5. The Institute focuses on professional training, collaboration, research promotion, and the introduction of new scientific knowledge in child development to the community. (The Northwest Early Childhood Institute was in operation from 1999 to 2003.)



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Oregon Commission on Children and Families
The Oregon Commission on Children and Families (OCCF) is a partnership of citizens and professionals working together to improve the lives of children and families in Oregon's local communities. OCCF facilitates and supports local coordinated comprehensive planning for all children and families, promotes system integration, and provides leadership for local and state efforts focused on early childhood. (The Oregon Commission on Children and Families was in operation from 1993 to 2012.)



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Parents Action for Children
(formerly the I Am Your Child Foundation)
Parents' Action for Children is the voice of America's parents. It is a national non-profit dedicated to advancing the interests of families and young children. Parents' Action develops parent education materials, connects parents with one another, and fights for issues such as early education, health care, and high quality and affordable child care. Parents' Action for Children is organizing parents as a powerful movement to ensure that our nation's policies reflect our concern and commitment to parents and their children.  http://www.parentsaction.org



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RAND Corporation
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. With a research staff consisting of some of the world's preeminent minds, RAND has been expanding the boundaries of human knowledge for more than 60 years. As a nonpartisan organization, RAND is widely respected for operating independent of political and commercial pressures. RAND project teams are assembled from among RAND's 1,000 research professionals whose collective expertise spans nearly every academic field and profession. We provide evidence-based advice about how well programs are working and how efficiently resources are spent in furthering program goals. http://www.rand.org



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The Spencer Foundation
The Spencer Foundation was established in 1962 by Lyle M. Spencer to investigate ways in which education, broadly conceived, can be improved around the world. From the first, the Foundation has been dedicated to the belief that research is necessary to the improvement of education. The Foundation is thus committed to supporting high-quality investigation of education through its research programs and to strengthening and renewing the educational research community through its fellowship and training programs and related activities. http://www.spencer.org