First Five Years Fund

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The First Five Years Fund "is committed to improving the lives of at-risk children by leveraging cost-effective investments in early learning. FFYF aims to focus nationwide attention and resources on comprehensive, quality early care and learning programs for children from birth to age five." [1]

"Five influential philanthropies joined together to support the First Five Years Fund, including the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Irving Harris Foundation, the George Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Children's Initiative, a project of the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation. These five family philanthropies apply a private sector approach to social change, and recognize early learning as a particularly influential and cost-effective investment." [2] And W.K. Kellogg Foundation.



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  1. Mission, First Five Years Fund, accessed August 5, 2009.
  2. Philanthropic Partners , First Five Years Fund, accessed August 5, 2009.