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August 9, 2011 > Kidango Receives Grant

Kidango Receives Grant

Submitted By Marc Baker

Executive Director Paul Miller announced that Kidango has been selected by the East Bay Community Foundation as one of its Community Partners that provide services in the Foundation's focus area of "supporting children to succeed." These nonprofits, all of which have received past EBCF grants, were selected for funding over the coming three years because of their effective programs, strong management, and demonstrated leadership in the community. Beyond its financial commitment, the East Bay Community Foundation will also partner with these organizations individually and as a network of "change agents" to increase the impact of their programs on behalf of low-income East Bay residents and communities.

The Foundation intends to bring added visibility to its Partners, putting them in the spotlight with the individuals, families, and corporations holding charitable funds with EBCF. The Foundation will also work with each Partner to strengthen the organization and to create opportunities for collaboration with similar groups working to improve education and economic security in low-income East Bay communities.

"During the past three years, we have emphasized the importance of collaboration and what comes out of it-the power of many. By establishing partnerships with these organizations, we are now consolidating the power of many into a network of change agents for the vibrancy of the East Bay and its communities," stated Nicole Taylor, President and CEO of the Foundation.

Kidango, a Bay Area Leader in Early Childhood Education and Development, provides services to over 2,500 children each year in centers, family child care home education sites and in their homes. To support our core child development services, we also provide early intervention services to children with special needs, mental health services to children and families, Head Start programs and a Nutrition program providing breakfast, lunch and snacks. These services help us support the goals and strengths of each child and family in our program.

We are very grateful for the continued support of the East Bay Community Foundation and their commitment to partnering with Kidango to ensure that children in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties have the resources they need to be successful throughout their lives.

For further information about the agency contact Kidango at 1-800-262-4252 or visit us on the web at

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