Partners and Supporters

If you are interested in becoming a partner organization, contact Mary Hall at or 717-213-2077.

Pennsylvania Build Initiative

The Build Initiative is a multi-state partnership that supports efforts to make sure that children from birth through age five are safe, healthy, eager to learn and ready to succeed in school. Build serves as a catalyst for change and a national resource on early learning. As a partner in Build, Pennsylvania receives grant money and technical assistance to support early childhood system building.

Pennsylvania Early Learning Keys to Quality

The Pennsylvania Early Learning Keys to Quality is coordinated by the Berks County Intermediate Unit to provide support services to child care, Head Start, and school district pre-kindergarten programs through initiatives such as the Pennsylvania Keys to Quality professional development system, quality assessment of child care programs, Head Start State Collaboration project, the Infant/Toddler Mental Health Initiative, and the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation.

The Grable Foundation

It’s been said that there is nothing like a dream to create the future. At The Grable Foundation, we dream that the Pittsburgh region earns repeated accolades as one of the nation’s best places for kids…to learn, to play, to imagine, to experience, to grow. We recognize that we will be successful only to the extent that the youth-serving charities and schools we support achieve meaningful results. As such, The Grable Foundation invests in high-performing organizations that clearly advance our dreams. We utilize timely research and data as well as link organizations to one another so that, together, the Pittsburgh region will increasingly enrich the lives of all children.

The Heinz Endowments

The Heinz Endowments was formed from the Howard Heinz Endowment, established in 1941, and the Vira I. Heinz Endowment, established in 1986. Its mission is to help southwestern Pennsylvania thrive as a whole community – economically, ecologically, educationally and culturally – while adviancing the state of knowledge and practice in the fields in which it works.

William Penn Foundation

The William Penn Foundation, founded in 1945 by Otto and Phoebe Haas, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region through efforts that foster rich cultural expression, strengthen children’s futures, and deepen connections to nature and community. In partnership with others, the Foundation works to advance a vital, just, and caring community.