Announcing the All In For Kids Fund!
Futures Without Violence is excited to announce the launch of the All In for Kids Fund with a $5 million seed investment from Genentech and $1.5 million from Blue Shield of California Foundation. The new multi-donor fund is the first of its kind focused on preventing traumatic childhood experiences and supporting Bay Area families and communities affected by trauma and domestic violence.
About the Fund
Childhood adversity is one of the most devastating public health crises of our time. We all experience stress growing up — and some level of adversity can help a child learn to navigate the world — but repeated exposure to trauma (domestic violence, abuse, neglect or other significant life stressors like poverty and discrimination) can harm children’s developing brains and bodies in the long-term.
But there is hope.
Children and communities can heal if support systems are in place, working together and listening to families — at home, in the community, at school, and in the doctor’s office — and if the underlying conditions causing adversity are addressed.
All In For Kids is a Bay Area initiative dedicated to preventing and ending early childhood adversity in partnership with kids, families and communities that are disproportionately affected by trauma.
All In For Our Community
In early childhood – when brains and bodies are still developing – repeated exposure to traumatic stress can cause long-term harm, including higher rates of life-threatening diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma and Alzheimer’s. In school, kids experiencing traumatic stress are 2.5x more likely to fail a grade and score lower on standardized tests.
But there are solutions.
All In For Kids is brought to you by:
With support from: