Welcome to the Burke Foundation

A private grantmaking foundation based in Princeton, NJ, enhancing and improving the lives of children.



Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of underserved children. We invest in the most promising initiatives narrowing developmental, achievement, and health gaps in New Jersey,

Grants Proposal Policy

The Burke Foundation explores funding ideas and generates initiatives through research, long-term partnerships, and networking with community leaders. The foundation accepts proposals by invitation only and does not accept unsolicited requests for funding. Apart from funding proven early childhood and arts education programs, we also keep an eye out for innovative, up-and-coming models across our focus areas. 


New Report

The Burke Foundation has published a report:
"Investing Early: Recommendations for Funding in Early Childhood"


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