On the Ground in

State and Federal Policy Reform

Investments in policy analysis and partnerships with national organizations that strengthen the capacity of decision makers to help kids and families.

Research and Evaluation

Strengthening the field's understanding of what works for kids and families by expanding the use of sound research and effective program evaluations.

Results Count

Helping leaders, organizations and groups move from intention to action for children and families.

Children and Family Fellowship

A prestigious leadership program for outstanding executives from sectors working to improve outcomes for children, families and communities.

Atlanta Civic Site

Building public, private and community partnerships to improve education, job opportunities, health and neighborhoods for Atlanta kids and families in low-income communities.

Baltimore Civic Site

Building and investing in public, private and community partnerships to improve education, job opportunities, health and neighborhoods for Baltimore City’s kids and families.

Family-Centered Community Change

A community development strategy promoting healthy development and academic success for kids alongside adult services focused on parenting and financial stability.

Evidence2Success

Public systems, schools and communities guiding public investment toward evidence-based programs that improve children’s growth and development.

Child Welfare Strategy Group

Practice and policy experts work with public systems to improve outcomes for children involved with child welfare systems.

Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative

A national and state-based initiative that unites the people, public systems and resources necessary to help young people transition from foster care to adulthood.

Case Commons

A philanthropic web startup that is creating and implementing the first collaborative, family-centered case-management system for child welfare.

Reducing Youth Incarceration

A jurisdiction-level reform effort to reduce the number of youth in correctional facilities and other out-of-home placements.

Work, Education and Income

Investments aimed at linking individuals disconnected from the workforce or school to opportunities for jobs, education and achieving the American Dream.

Financial Well-Being

Strategies to help individuals and families build financial assets and become adept at managing their money responsibly.

KIDS COUNT Network

A group of child advocacy and research organizations representing every state and using data to promote smart policies on issues ranging from child welfare and juvenile justice to education and economic opportunity. 

KIDS COUNT Data Center and Data Book

Our signature resources tracking the well-being of children over time and across states in order to provide high-quality, unbiased information and encourage action on behalf of kids and families. 

Center for Working Families

An effective strategy to assist low-income individuals and families with reaching financial stability and moving up the economic ladder.