Realigning a Legacy: Foundation Refocuses a Long-standing Commitment to Faith-Based Education

In 2015, the Bainum Family Foundation introduced a new strategy and shifted its focus from older children and teens to early childhood (ages 0 to 8), acknowledging the need to reach children earlier with quality learning and vital wrap-around supports to give them a stronger foundation and better chance of success throughout life. The foundation’s priorities also shifted from an emphasis on individual impact to system impact, prompting reexamination and realignment of their work in faith-based education. This Bainum Brief captures that change process and shares insights that could help other organizations going through similar transitions.