Guiding & Advising

The work of The Children’s Guild Foundation is about more than grant making.  As community leaders, we see our grant making and advocacy blending together to ensure our vision is not just an aspiration, but something that can really be done--- something that is within reach.

Listening is essential to find out what our community needs. And we respond to these needs around our region by funding research and data, supporting communications and training for nonprofits, spotlighting innovative policy solutions and reform efforts, and even convening bipartisan task forces. When combined with our grant making, we find advocacy to be a powerful tool to advance system change, strengthen relationships with our grantee partners, and enhance learning and understanding around the issues and initiatives that will create better opportunity for differently able children and their families We are proud to shift the conversation toward what we can do.