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The Early Learning Plan is a 10-year roadmap for building a coordinated, comprehensive system of early learning in Washington. Click here to download the pdf.

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Apply for a Grant

The Foundation for Early Learning provides grants and financial support to promote and advance early learning. Since 2000 the Foundation for Early Learning has provided over $7.5 million in direct grants, sponsorships, and in-kind support to communities across Washington State.


Types of Grants

Coalition Building Grants

Using our four-stage Getting School Ready!® process, the Foundation provides up $50,000 in grant resources for coalitions to work together to advance early learning.

Conferences, Presentations & Event Sponsorships

Grants are available for up to $2,500 to support your early learning event. Sponsorship requests are reviewed throughout the year. To apply, complete and submit the application along with a list of the lead organization’s board of directors, and a copy of the lead organization’s IRS 501(c)3 Determination Letter.

In-Kind & Technical Support

Our services include organizational training on fundraising, communications, and strategic planning, and informational resources including monthly conference calls and annual workshops.


For more information about our programs please email us at