The mission of the Annie E. Casey Foundation is ambitious: to improve the futures of millions of disadvantaged children and their families.
To achieve results, we focus on developing solutions to build a brigher future for children, families and communities. As such, our grant-making strategies are focused on policies and practices that improve the outcomes of kids, families, communities and reform-minded leaders.
We invest to make sure every child has a strong family — a family for life. We also work to give children and youth more access to opportunities for healthy development.
Children's futures are profoundly affected by whether their parents have the opportunity for economic opportunity. We invest in strategies to help parents find jobs and to help employers find good workers. We invest to help families plan for their financial future and to help their children prepare for success through a good education.
We know that future opportunities for kids are affected by the conditions in the neighborhoods where they grow up. We work to transform struggling communities into good places to raise a family, with good homes, effective schools, safe streets, vibrant businesses, strong connections to opportunity and responsive government.
We believe leadership can make a big difference, and we invest in developing leaders and in providing them with the tools they need to succeed.
We are driven by a relentless focus on data, evidence and results. We are committed to measurable improvement in the opportunities and outcomes for whole populations of children and families.