About Our Supporters
PPN gratefully acknowledges the following organizations and individuals for their generous financial support. These organizations provide funding for special projects, as well as core support for the Network's activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.