Leadership and staff at Bright Promises Foundation know that low-income children and families across the Greater Metropolitan Chicago area are being significantly impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. We also know this pandemic threatens the organizations that serve them as well and in extraordinary ways, including early childhood centers.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bright Promises has made a first round of emergency grants to support select early childhood centers and home-based providers that are currently open for emergency childcare to children of first responders and essential workers.
As childcare operations re-open, Bright Promises will continue to identify additional ways to support early childhood centers through the EQUIP program. Please note that there will not be an open application process in May, 2020. A second round of EQUIP funding will be made at a later date.
For additional information, please email Shilpa Bavikatte, EQUIP program officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org