Early Education Funders Collaborative

As a member of the Early Education Funders Collaborative, a partnership of 12 philanthropic organizations in Kansas City, we support improvements in early education that increase quality opportunities for all families in metro Kansas City.

Members of the Early Education Funders Collaborative include the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Francis Family Foundation, George K. Baum Family Foundation, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, The H & R Block Foundation, Hall Family Foundation, Hispanic Development Fund, Sherman Family Foundation, Shumaker Family Foundation, Stanley H. Durwood Foundation, United Way of Greater Kansas City, and William G. McGowan Charitable Fund.

Early Education Grant Fund

Established by the Early Education Funders Collaborative, the Early Education Grant Fund supports early education initiatives in metro Kansas City that increase quality and/or access for low-income families and children of color. Projects funded by this program must demonstrate proven or promising results in preparing students to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.

Greater Kansas City Early Care and Education Study

In 2015-16, the Early Education Funders Collaborative sponsored a study of early education programs in Jackson County, Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte Counties, Kansas to provide districts, schools, centers, funders, and supporters an opportunity to understand who is accessing services as well as program and staff characteristics.

Summary Report (Jackson County, Missouri, and Johnson and Wyandotte Counties, Kansas) 

Jackson County, Missouri, Report

Johnson and Wyandotte Counties, Kansas, Report