St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development

Focus Area: Advocacy in Early Childhood

Grant Amount: $10,000

Based in Minnetonka, serves the Twin Cities metro area, fiscal sponsor of a statewide organization. St. David’s is a long-established children’s mental health organization serving more than 2,500 children, adults and families each year. It is also the fiscal sponsor for the Minnesota Coalition for Family Home Visiting (MCFHV). MCFHV represents a diverse group of practitioners and leaders of targeted home visiting programs, services, and systems. It advocates to secure statewide funding for targeted, intensive home visiting, increase political support for home visiting as a core early childhood service, and collaborate to improve the quality of home visiting services.

Grant supports providing advocacy expertise to partners of the Minnesota Coalition for Family Home Visiting and other coalitions who have adopted MCFHV’s legislative platform, especially Minnesota’s Prenatal-3 coalition and the Start Early Funders.