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Sesame Street in Communities

Founding Funders

As the founding funding partner for Sesame Street in Communities, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has been instrumental in this critically needed initiative. Major support from RWJF made possible the initial research and development phase for Sesame Street in Communities, and is expanding the reach of the initiative’s robust web-based platform and on-the-ground implementation activities to ensure access to Sesame Workshop’s time-tested resources for parents and providers across the US. Through this groundbreaking partnership, RWJF and Sesame Workshop are furthering a shared commitment to enhance the well-being of all children.
About The Joan Ganz Cooney Fund for Vulnerable Children
The Joan Ganz Cooney Fund for Vulnerable Children was established in 2018 to support content development, training for service providers, research, and implementation for Sesame Street in Communities. Made possible by a generous gift from Joan Ganz Cooney’s late husband Peter G. Peterson, the fund honors Ms. Cooney’s pioneering work as Sesame Street’s co-founder by furthering Sesame Workshop’s commitment to helping children overcome challenges big and small.

Major Support provided by

American Greetings provided major support for Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children.
CPB provided major support for Sesame Street in Communities and the SSIC PBS Stations Champions Project.
The Defense Health Agency's National Center for Telehealth & Technology provides major support for the Sesame Street for Military Families initiative.
The George Lucas Family Foundation provided major support for Sesame Street in Communities.
PNC Grow Up Great provided major support for a range of Sesame Street's early learning initiatives, most recently, Growing Together: Ready for School and Beyond.
PSEG provided major support for Let's Get Ready: Planning Together for Emergencies, Here for Each Other: Helping Families After Emergencies, Brave, Strong, Resilient and Little Neighbors.
Quest Diagnostics as part of the Quest for Health Equity provided major support for Sesame Workshop’s health initiative.
SC Johnson provided major support for Sesame Workshop’s Caring for Each Other initiative helping families stay healthy, connected, and full of curiosity.
UnitedHealthcare provided major support for a range of Sesame Street initiatives, most recently, resources to help children build resilience and thrive in their communities.
USAA provided major support for Sesame Street for Military Families: Caregiving, Caring for Each Other, and Coming Together.
Viatris provided major support for Caring For Each Other: Health Emergencies.
Walmart.org provided major support for When Families Grieve and a Sesame Workshop healthy eating initiative.

Generous Support provided by

AT&T provided generous support for Caring For Each Other: Health Emergencies.
The Bob Woodruff Foundation provided generous support for Sesame Street for Military Families: Caregiving
DisposeRx provided generous support for Sesame Street in Communities Parental Addiction provider webinars.
The Heising-Simons Foundation provided generous support for Make Believe with Math and Little Discoverers: Big Fun with Science, Math, and More.
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation provided generous support for a range of Sesame Street's social impact initiatives, most recently, Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children.
Military Child Education Coalition provided generous support for Talk, Listen, Connect and Little Children, Big Challenges.
Military One Source provided generous support for When Families Grieve.
New York Life Insurance Company provided generous support for When Families Grieve.
The Overdeck Family Foundation provided generous support for Sesame Street in Communities.
Kristen Rohr provided generous support for Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, provided generous support for Healthy Habits for Life.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provided generous support for Little Children, Big Challenges.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Vet Center Program provided generous support for When Families Grieve.
The United Service Organizations (USO) provided generous support for When Families Grieve and Little Children, Big Challenges.
Walgreens provided generous support for Caring For Each Other: Health Emergencies.
The Walton Family Foundation provided generous support for Caring For Each Other: Health Emergencies.