We are partnering with community development initiatives in BuffaloColumbus and San Antonio to improve the quality of schools for kids and, at the same time, build job and parenting skills for their parents.

  • Launching a financial coaching pilot program for parents in the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood.
  • Linking data from various public systems — such as schools, housing and labor — in San Antonio to accurately track outcomes for neighborhood kids and their families.
  • Bringing together local partners in Ohio to develop a vision and goals for their community and determine how best to serve children and their parents.

Providing grants, staff support and consulting to established local initiatives already improving outcomes and conditions for kids and families in high-poverty neighborhoods to:

From the Blog

What We Learned From Making Connections

Casey's most ambitious long-term initiative, Making Connections, yielded important lessons about what it takes to bring about lasting results for vulnerable kids, families and communities.

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A major underpining of the Casey's Foundation's work is the core belief that creating a brighter future for kids depends on making sure their parents are successful today.

Our Partners on the Ground

Buffalo

M&T Bank, the Westminster Foundation and others lead this public-private partnership to revitalize a northeast Buffalo neighborhood of about 12,300 residents. 

San Antonio

This initiative, led by United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and the San Antonio Housing Authority, focuses on a neighborhood just south of downtown that is home to nearly 18,000 residents.

Columbus

The Ohio State University, Columbus Foundation and other partners form the Weinland Park Collaborative, serving a neighborhood of 4,400 residents, located southeast of the university.