Bright Horizons Foundation for Children Grants Program

Each day, Bright Horizons employees are making a difference in the lives of children and families at our child care and early education centers and schools. But their work doesn’t stop there. Many Bright Horizons employees also make a difference in their communities by volunteering their time and expertise with local nonprofit organizations.

This is a photo of Jenna Baker, the cook at the Mayo Clinic Back-Up Center in Rochester, MN, working with the Rideability program. Rideability, which provides therapeutic and recreational horseback riding for people with disabilities, received a $250 Gleason Grant because of Jenna’s volunteer work.

The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children Employee Grants Program provides monetary contributions to nonprofit organizations where our employees volunteer.

Gleason Grants:

The Gleason Grants Program is named in honor of the president, emeritus, of the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, David Gleason, and provides grants to qualified nonprofit organizations receiving volunteer service from a Bright Horizons employee. There are two levels of Gleason Grants:

  • $250 grant is available to qualified nonprofit organizations where a Bright Horizons employee volunteers at least 20 or more hours a year.
  • $500 grant is available to qualified nonprofit organizations where a Bright Horizons employee volunteers more than 100 hours a year.

Our special thanks to Diane Trister Dodge, Founder of Teaching Strategies, a member of the Bright Horizons Education Advisory Board and a friend of the Foundation. Her generous donation in honor of retired Foundation President, Dave Gleason, supports the Gleason Grant Program.

Gleason Grant Application  [PDF file]

Our Funding Guidelines [PDF file]