YMCA receives grant to promote early childhood learning
August 30, 2013
Before children head to school, their learning opportunities tend to depend on the people around them. They may have older siblings or parents who are invested in educating their kids, but sometimes these people don't have the time or resources to do so correctly.
So, some nonprofits are looking to establish institutions to make this easier. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation recently gave the YMCA of the USA a $1 million grant to create a school readiness program for youngsters. This way, kids can learn about different topics when they're being watched in childcare facilities.
"We can help to transform the critically important developmental years for thousands of children who lack regular access to early learning opportunities and prepare them for greater success in school and life," explained YMCA President and CEO Neil Nicoll.
The Kellogg Foundation strives to strengthen communities by investing in programs for children and their families that will make them successful, contributing members of society.
Organizations that are providing funds for multiple nonprofit programs might find it easier to manage their large-scale efforts with fundraising management programs that can account for funds as they are disbursed to recipients.