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The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children believes that a stronger Louisiana starts with successful children. 

Your donation will help ensure that we continue to advocate for best practices, policies, and funding priorities at the state and local levels so more families with young children across Louisiana can access and afford high-quality early child care and education in order to succeed in their futures. Our continued success depends on the support of friends like you who are champions for children. 

Our Impact

  • Created new revenue streams for early care and education by advocating for the allocation of 25% of sports betting revenues (up to $20 million) and 50% of NBA Pelicans specialty license plate revenues to the Louisiana Early Childhood Education Fund. 
  • Raised and distributed over $300K to child care providers affected by Hurricane Ida to help them with short-term recovery in order to meet the needs of families as they recovered from the hurricane in partnership with Agenda for Children.
  • Supported Caddo Parish and Jefferson Parish in joining Orleans Parish among a small vanguard of cities in the Deep South that are investing local funds to expand access to quality early care and education.
  • Grew the Ready Louisiana Coalition to 110 members that include chambers of commerce, United Ways, and community organizations in advocating for increased access to quality early care and education.

Our Funders

The Policy Institute for Children is a 501(c)(3) private, non-partisan, non-profit organization supported by private funding. We do not seek public funding. Individual gifts/philanthropy and grants are vital to our work. We are thankful for the generous funding and support from the DJR Foundation, Baptist Community Ministries, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Entergy, the Alliance for Early Success, the RosaMary Foundation, Pritzker Children’s Initiative, Pro Bono Publico, the Huey, and Angelina Wilson Foundation, and other foundations. If you would like to make a direct gift or leave us in your estate plans, please contact Executive Director Libbie Sonnier at

Checks can be made payable to the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children and mailed to:

Louisiana Policy Institute for Children
P.O. Box 13552
New Orleans, Louisiana 70185

For questions regarding donations, planned giving, gifts of stock, matching gifts, or employee giving, please contact us at

EIN for Donors

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recognizes the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children (LPIC) as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. Our Federal Tax ID Number is 46-4487461. Contributions to LPIC may be eligible for a tax deduction in the U.S.A., please consult your tax advisor for eligibility. No goods or services were provided in exchange for this contribution.