Our History

Established in 1992, the Child Welfare Fund initially focused on the general well-being of children of all ages by funding programs to support those in the child welfare system afflicted by poverty, AIDS, addiction, and a number of other problems. However, as research increasingly made clear that early interventions with at-risk children and their caretakers was far more likely to prevent and/or alleviate the consequences of early childhood trauma, the Fund in 2011-12 decided to make early childhood trauma in the first three years of life its principal focus.