LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment

Amount: 
$20,000
Year: 
2008
Field of Interest: 
Collaborative Grants
Program Name: 
Healthy City
Grant Type: 
General Community
Organization Description: 

Founded in 2003, the LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment invests in and promote innovations that advance the lifelong health and well-being of children, ages prenatal to five. The Partnership brings agencies, private foundations, family foundations, public funders and other parties interested in early childhood development together to discuss needs, make smart investments in research-based programs, promote collaboration and alignment of resources, and identify opportunities to impact policy.

Grant Purpose: 

The Healthy City project maps philanthropic investment data for the prenatal to age five population in Los Angeles County.

Thanks in part to the generous grant from the Jewish Community Foundation, Healthy City has succeeded in creating a ground-breaking mapping tool that provides direct access to wealth of research - strengthening future cross-sector collaborations, funding initiatives, policy agendas and advocacy campaigns. The potential for this tool is limitless and will benefit foundations such as ours, non-profit agencies and county departments working to improve the lives of young children.

Michelle Francois
The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation