Bright Promises is unique among organizations serving children: We work in the areas other funders haven’t reached yet.
Bright Promises has the agility to pivot the focus of our funding as children’s needs evolve. We identify viable approaches to important emerging issues—issues that aren’t on the daily news yet, but will be—then make strategic investments in organizations that are doing trail-blazing work.
Our work doesn’t end with our investment. We ensure a lasting impact by supporting program and need assessments, ongoing evaluations, and a focus on outcomes for children. With this holistic approach, Bright Promises helps move organizations from understanding of need, through training, and into lasting culture change.
“Our traditions are borne on putting conviction and action ahead of social convention, taking risks and rolling up our sleeves to do what should be done. We were founded on a tradition of collaborating with others to get things done. While the way we deliver on our mission may vary from year-to-year, our traditions will always continue.” - Paul Bodine, Past President of Bright Promises Foundation