Funding Opportunities

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

Caplan Foundation
Deadline to Apply

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports development projects and promising research to significantly enhance physical and mental health, safety, nutrition, play, familial support, acculturation, social integration, and/or child care from birth through seven years.

To that end, the foundation invites letters of intent in the following categories: 

Early Childhood Welfare: According to the foundation, children can only reach their full potential when all intellectual, emotional, and physical aspects of their development are optimally supported. Providing a safe and nurturing environment is essential, as is imparting  social living skills in a culturally diverse world. To that end, the foundation supports projects that aim to perfect child-rearing practices and identify models that can provide creative, caring environments in which all young children thrive.

Early Childhood Education and Play: Research shows that children need to be stimulated and nurtured early to succeed in school, work, and life. That preparation relates to every aspect of a child’s development and everywhere a child learns—at home, in childcare settings, and in preschool. The foundation aims to improve the quality of early childhood teaching by developing innovative curricula and research-based pedagogical standards and designing imaginative play materials and learning environments. 

Parenting Education: The foundation supports programs that teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child-rearing differences, pedagogy, health issues, prenatal care and diet, and programs that provide cognitive and emotional support to parents.

Letters of intent must be received no later than September 30, 2022, and selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application.

For complete program guidelines and application procedures, see the Caplan Foundation website.

Award Amount
25,000 - 100,000