The following organizations are among many that have information on Funding Resources for Improving Child Abuse and Neglect and Child Welfare Programs and Practice. Inclusion on this list is for information purposes and does not constitute an endorsement by Child Welfare Information Gateway or the Children's Bureau. For the most current information, please refer to the National Organizations section of Child Welfare Information Gateway at http://www.childwelfare.gov/organizations/index.cfm.
Recommended updates and additions to the Information Gateway Organization database can be emailed to: OrganizationUpdates@childwelfare.gov
Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF)
701 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
The Annie E. Casey Foundation works to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
1250 Maryland Avenue, SW -- Eighth Floor
Washington, DC 20024
Child Welfare Information Gateway connects professionals and the general public to information and resources targeted to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families.
A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to programs, research, laws and policies, training resources, statistics, and much more.
Children's Bureau (CB)
1250 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Children's Bureau, the oldest Federal agency for children and families, is located within the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. The Bureau is responsible for assisting States in the delivery of child welfare services designed to protect children and to strengthen families. The Bureau provides grants to States, Tribes, and communities to operate a range of child welfare services including child protective services, family preservation and support, foster care, adoption, and independent living.
David and Lucile Packard Foundation Children, Families and Communities Program
The Future of Children
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
300 Second Street, Suite 200
Los Altos, CA 94022
One of the major program areas of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is the Children, Families, and Communities Program. The Program focuses on children's access to high-quality health care, the development of children and youth, the economic security of families, and the reduction of violence in homes.
The "Future of Children" is a publication of this Program. The primary purpose of this journal is to promote effective policies and programs for children by providing policymakers and service providers with objective information based on the best available research.
Foster Care to Success (FCS)
21351 Gentry Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
Foster Care to Success' mission is to provide opportunities for America's foster youth to continue their education, to increase awareness of the number and plight of older teens leaving the maze of foster care, to highlight the potential of America's foster youth and the importance of supporting their dreams, and to offer direct opportunities for citizens, business, and civic organizations to assist older foster youth.
Foster Care to Success was formerly the Orphan Foundation of America.
Freddie Mac Foundation
8250 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102
The Freddie Mac Foundation provides funds for various nonprofit organizations that work on behalf of children, youth, and families. The Foundation focuses on children and prevention-oriented programs. Typically, grants are awarded to programs that build strong families, prevent child abuse and neglect, and recruit foster and adoptive parents. Among the Foundation's major programs are Healthy Families America and Wednesday's Child USA, a campaign to promote adoptions.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
810 7th St., NW
Washington, DC 20531
OJJDP's mission is to provide national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP accomplishes this by supporting States and local communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system so that it maintains public safety, holds offenders accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitation tailored to the needs of families and individuals.
Pew Charitable Trusts
901 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004-2008
The Pew Charitable Trusts' goal is to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life through partnering with a diverse range of donors, public and private organizations, and concerned citizens who share the commitment to fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society.
One of the areas of work for the Pew involves Children and Youth. The Pew supports initiatives, grounded in research and evidence, that aim to help children and youth become active, contributing members of society.
At the national level, Pew addresses issues that impact the lives of children, including foster care reform, home visiting, health and dental needs, and educational programs.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857
Spanish Information Website: http://www.samhsa.gov/espanol/
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration was established to help the nation's health care system improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of substance abuse and mental illnesses. SAMHSA works in partnership with States, communities, and private organizations to address the needs of people with substance abuse problems or mental illnesses and to assess community risk factors that contribute to these afflictions.
SAMHSA is a program within the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF/HHS)
200 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20201
HHS is the Government agency responsible for protecting the health of Americans. While the website (http://www.hhs.gov) covers a much broader range of health issues, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is devoted to families and children and specific populations such as minorities, fathers, and the disabled.