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March 2005Vol. 6, No. 2A.L. Mailman Family Foundation

The A.L. Mailman Family Foundation supports national or regional projects in the early childhood field. The average grant is $25,000 for a 1-year period. The Foundation funds a wide variety of early childhood projects in such areas as:

  • Policy
  • Workforce development
  • Training and curriculum
  • Family engagement

Applicants should send a two- to three-page letter of inquiry describing the project and including information on the project's goals, target audience, fit with the Foundation's objectives, estimated budget, timeframe, and evaluation plans. Diversity and creativity should be emphasized. Letters of inquiry must be submitted by May 15, 2005. Foundation staff respond to each letter of inquiry and, if appropriate, invite a full proposal. For additional information about the Foundation's areas of interest, as well as the application process, visit the website at (Editor's note: Link no longer active).