The Burke Foundation invests in proven and promising initiatives within the focus areas of early childhood development and arts education. Jim and Didi cared deeply about these issue areas, and we hope to honor their passion for children's health and well-being through our grantmaking.


Nurture Grants

Funding the early years.



Spark Grants

Arts for underserved youth.


Innovation PorTFolio

Investing in changemakers.

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.