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Newsletter: Roots & Wings Newsletter—Fall 2023

In this issue: giving thanks for all our hard working partners—including 23 new ones—a spotlight on community healthcare, staff profiles, and more.

November 26, 2023

Media: To Start Children on the Right Path, Funders Seek to Strengthen Earliest Relationships

Pediatrics Supporting Parents has grown into an extensive effort to elevate the routine doctor visit into an opportunity to support parents in any number of ways, thereby strengthening the critical bond between parent and child that has such a profound impact on early development.

June 14, 2023

Media: Wings Not Strings

In this Madison Magazine feature story, writer Maggie Ginsberg provides an inside look at the origins of Roots & Wings’ trust-based approach to philanthropy and how it is making a difference in the work of several Dane County nonprofits (April 2023).

May 23, 2023

Newsletter: Roots & Wings Newsletter—Winter 2023

Growth and learning in our first 1000 days. Prenatal care designed by, for, and with Black people. Program updates, staff profiles, and more!

May 19, 2023

Media: The New Gun Control Movement

Embracing the view of experts that gun violence is a public-health crisis, advocates say they now study the root causes and potential remedies of gun suicides, unintentional shootings of children, and weapons-related domestic violence.

October 4, 2022

Newsletter: Roots & Wings Newsletter—Summer 2022

In our second issue, you’ll find news about early childhood development, infant mental health, staff updates, and more.

August 1, 2022

Media: Roots & Wings: A Self-Made Billionaires Family Foundation Takes Flight, Focusing On Children

In 2019, four years after signing the Giving Pledge, Judy and Gordon Faulkner established the Roots & Wings Foundation with a focus on supporting low-income children and families through four priority areas—early childhood education, access to healthcare, basic needs and human rights.

October 22, 2021

Newsletter: Roots & Wings Newsletter—Fall 2021

In this first issue you will find insights about the foundation, our grantee partners, and the issues we are advancing together.

October 12, 2021