DDCF Awards Inaugural Child Well-Being Leadership Development Grants

DDCF Awards Inaugural Child Well-Being Leadership Development Grants

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has announced an inaugural round of grants awarded through its Child Well-Being and Leadership Development program, which was created to help racially and ethnically diverse mid- and senior-level researchers, policy makers, and practitioners become transformative leaders.

Through the program, five organizations will receive grants ranging from $700,000 to $2.5 million. Recipients include Foster America, which was awarded $1 million over four years to expand its fellowship program; NDN Collective, which will receive $2.5 million over four years to strengthen Native American-led community development efforts across the country; and Ascend at the Aspen Institute, which was awarded $800,000 over two years in support of its national Ascend Fellowship Program, which supports diverse, visionary leaders who are committed to creating economic and social mobility pathways for children and their families.

"Effective and diverse social sector leadership is critical for ending intergenerational cycles of poverty and persistently inequitable outcomes for families and children," said DDCF child well-being program director Lola Adedokun. "We are excited to support a new set of leaders as they innovate and implement approaches to tackling the complex, systemic issues that unduly burden U.S. communities contending with vast health and economic disparities."

For a list of the inaugural Child Well-Being Leadership Development grant recipients, see the DDCF website.

(Photo credit: NDN Collective)

"DDCF Announces Inaugural Awardees of Child Well-Being Leadership Development Grants." Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Press Release 04/23/2019.