Nurse-Family Partnership

The Foundation's program, Nurse-Family Partnership, was designed to replicate a model nurse home-visiting program targeted on first-time mothers living in poverty.Since the original award of this grant, the National Center for Children, Families, and Communities has undergone a significant business planning process designed to evaluate how to best replicate the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) throughout the country. The conclusion of this business plan, funded by the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and supported by the Bridgespan Group, is that the nurse training and site development functions should be spun off into a separate 501(c)(3) organization, directed by an independent board. In light of these changes in organizational structure needed to accomplish the Foundation's goals, and a University of Colorado requirement that new 501(c)(3) organizations not divert money from the university, a change in allocation of dollars has been made, focusing Foundation support on three major functions: (1) research and evaluation of the national replication effort conducted within the University of Colorado; (2) improvement of the NFP program model, also conducted within the University of Colorado; (3) support from the University to the NFP National Program Office in its management, communications, and public policy functions; and (4) replication of the program in Colorado and Pennsylvania, with subcontracts awarded to Public-Private Ventures in Philadelphia and Invest-in-Kids in Denver.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $3,000,000.00

Awarded on: 12/17/2003

Time frame: 1/1/2004 - 9/30/2007

Grant Number: 44319


University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center

4300 East 9th Avenue
Denver, 80262-0001

David L. Olds
Project Director