About Us

The Pritzker Children’s Initiative, a program of the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation, envisions a country where every child arrives at kindergarten ready to learn.

We strive for this by catalyzing the equitable expansion of program investments and policies to support infants and toddlers and their families, and to address and reduce disparities, starting prenatally.

PCI supports:

  • Healthy Beginnings, so birthing individuals have support during pregnancy and infants are born thriving

  • Supported Families, so parents have what they need for their child’s healthy birth and development

  • High-Quality Care, so families have access to affordable, high-quality child care options

Our Founders

M.K. and J.B. Pritzker have a personal commitment to issues affecting the health and well-being of our nation’s women and children. Through the Pritzker Children’s Initiative, they have dedicated significant resources to expand high quality early learning for disadvantaged children.

Team Members

Janet Froetscher


Gerry Cobb

Director, Pritzker Children's Initiative

Kathrine Stohr

Program Officer, Pritzker Children's Initiative

Andrea Palmer

Program Officer, Pritzker Children's Initiative

Amilcar Guzman

Program Officer, Pritzker Children's Initiative

Kathryn Kelly

Director, Communications and Community Initiatives

Dan Dineen

Grants Manager

Mireya Joya-Celis

Executive Assistant

The foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.

For more information, contact us here.