About Patrick

Building a brighter future for children, families and communities

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes. The foundation's work focuses on strengthening families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity, because children need all three to succeed. The foundation advances research and solutions to overcome the barriers to success, help communities demonstrate what works and influence decision makers to invest in strategies based on solid evidence. As a private philanthropy based in Baltimore, Maryland, and working across the U.S., the Annie E. Casey Foundation makes grants that help federal agencies, states, counties, cities and neighborhoods create more innovative, cost-effective responses to the issues that negatively affect children: poverty, unnecessary disconnection from family and communities with limited access to opportunity.