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.
The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children Employee Grants Program provides monetary contributions to nonprofit organizations where our employees volunteer. There are two types of grants:
The Founders Grants Program provides general operating grants up to $5,000 to nonprofit organizations that serve at-risk children age 17 years and under, with an emphasis on the early education years of children ages 0-6. The application is reviewed each quarter by the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children grants committee.
Founders Grant Application [Word file]
The Gleason Grants Program is named in honor of the president, emeritus, of the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, David Gleason, and provides $250 grants to qualified nonprofit organizations receiving 40 hours of volunteer service from a Bright Horizons employee.
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 [Word file]
Our funding guidelines [PDF file]