b'making great stridesOrganizational Donors3M FOUNDATION MALL OF AMERICAALL HANDS CAMPAIGN MERISTEMALLEGRA MINNEAPOLIS KIWANIS FOUNDATIONAMAZONSMILE FOUNDATION MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTB & D FOUNDATION MINNESOTA DISASTER RECOVERY FUND (MDRF) FOR CORONAVIRUSBLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OFMINNESOTA HUMANITIES CENTERMINNESOTA FOUNDATION MN BRANDS FOR GOODBREMER BANK MONTESSORI TRAINING CENTER OF MINNESOTA, INC.BUUCK FAMILY FOUNDATION NATIONAL PHILANTHROPIC TRUSTCHILDRENS MINNESOTA NORTH RISK PARTNERSCOUGHLAN COMPANIES/CAPSTONE PRESS NORTHSIDE ACHIEVEMENT ZONEDANIEL AND SHEILA SAKLAD FOUNDATION NUVEENECOLAB OTTO BREMER TRUSTECOLAB FOUNDATION RAHR CORPORATIONF.R. BIGELOW FOUNDATION RICHARD M. SCHULZE FAMILY FOUNDATIONFAMILIES FIRST OF MN ST. PAUL SAINTS BASEBALL CLUBFIDELITY BROKERAGE SERVICES LLC THE CIRESI WALBURN FOUNDATION FOR CHILDRENFIDELITY CHARITABLE GIFT FUND THE HEAD FAMILY FOUNDATIONFIRST SIGNATURE SERVICES THE JAY AND ROSE PHILLIPS FAMILY FOUNDATION OF MINNESOTAFREIER FAMILY FOUNDATION TRUST THE KRISBIN FOUNDATION TRUSTGENERAL MILLS FOUNDATION THE MINNEAPOLIS FOUNDATIONGOOD COMPANY BREWING THE QUIRING FAMILY FUNDGREAT RIVER ENERGY THE SAINT PAUL & MINNESOTA FOUNDATIONHARDENBERGH FOUNDATION THE SHELTERING ARMS FOUNDATIONLAKESHORE LEARNING MATERIALS USA TOY LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONLEGACY FINANCIAL ADVISORS WAL-MART FOUNDATIONLPL FINANCIAL WEM FOUNDATIONA Donor Story: Focusing on the First Five Years The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation is a long-time funder of early childhood care and education. As a Senior Program Of cer, Allison Corrado, believes the highest impact they can have is focusing on therstve years. We support the work because we know it has an impact, she said. When kids are in really high-quality early childhood settings, we see health impacts immediately and it affects what happens 30 years down the line. Corrado says there is also new research that shows second generation impacts of having high-quality early childhood care and education. We believe that when we invest in theserst few years of life, we know well see that pay off in the health space for many, many yearsCorrado says when the Blue Cross Foundation talks about what they fund, they talk about health equity.Were asking who the people are and where the places are that have been prevented from having access to high-quality early care and education and why, and we are supporting organizations that are working on that, Corrado explained. We want to break down barriers for families to access quality care and education and support providers that have been prevented from having the resources, tools, and support to provide high-quality care.2 0 2 0 R E P O R T T O T H E C O M M U N I T Y'