Children, Families, and Communities

What We’re Doing

We work to support the various adults in young children’s lives with resources and information so that all kids can grow up healthy, confident, and ready to learn.



Packard Foundation’s investment in the futures of our youngest children


Number of grants given to support early learning and health for our nation’s children

Our Approach


Innovating & Scaling What Works

We test and evaluate models for child development and learning to understand what works and how to share it.


Investing in Leaders

We back community leaders who support and promote building quality relationships between adults and children at the state and local level.


Advocating for Quality

We support grantees who push for policies, programs, and services that improve the lives and health of children and families.


Transforming Communities

We help educators and care providers collaborate with other partners in their communities to ensure children and families receive the support they need to be healthy and successful.


Researching Best Practices

We research and evaluate what’s happening in the field and share findings and best practices throughout the state.

We have been committed to ensuring children have a strong start since the Foundation was established in 1964.