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The Marriott Foundation

$5 million

The Marriott Foundation is committing $5 million over three years to support quality early education for all children aged zero to eight in the District of Columbia. Our vision for this commitment is that all of D.C.’s children, regardless of where they attend school, are equipped with the building blocks for lifelong learning and healthy social-emotional development.

Commitment progress

The Marriott Foundation has hosted two convening events for philanthropists and foundations in the Washington, D.C. area to focus on quality pre-K and early childhood initiatives. The first event brought together experts from around the country, local government leaders, researchers and practitioners in a roundtable discussion focusing on key elements of providing quality pre-K for all D.C.’s children. The second event was for philanthropists and foundations in D.C. to discuss their own grant making strategies for early childhood development