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Ellis Early Learning Fund

The Ellis Early Learning Fund is an annual program of inviting and recognizing charitable support at leadership levels and is essential to our success.

Ellis has the expertise to continue being a rare model for equitable, exceptional early education, but we need your help to close our cost gap so we can prevent achievement gaps that can begin early and last a lifetime. 

Ellis has an annual operating gap of $1.3 million which must be raised through philanthropy. 


Two-thirds of Ellis's families receive government subsidies to afford childcare, but the government reimbursement rate doesn't come close to covering the cost of their care at Ellis.​

Over 25% of Ellis children have open cases with the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families, and many have experienced neglect and live in foster care. Your support ensures Ellis has the necessary team and resources in place to best support our families. 

If paying by check, please mail it to:

Development Department

Ellis Early Learning 

58 Berkeley Street

Boston, MA 02116

Ellis Early Learning Fund Levels

Superhero - $100,000 or more

Champion  - $50,000 to $99,999

Advocate - $25,000 to $49,999

Supporter - $10,000 to $24,999

Friend - $5,000 to $9,999

​Neighbor - $1,000 to $4,999

How Your Support Makes a Difference

Gifts to the Ellis Early Learning Fund are used for essential operating costs, including:


  • ​Providing 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and snacks), recognizing that "food is the most important school supply."

  • Paying highly skilled educators equitably.

  • Ensuring we have a team of social workers to support our children and families, particularly children with difficult family situations.

  • Meeting the basic needs of our families, including diapers, warm clothing, and securing housing and employment.

  • Helping to pay for professional development training days for our teachers, building our high-quality programs, and supporting their personal career growth.

About Ellis Early Learning

Thank you for your support! 

If you have any questions, please contact:

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