The Big Lift has raised $30 million from public and private sources.


The Social Innovation Fund
San Mateo County Board of Supervisors – Measure A
First 5 San Mateo County
Federal Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Heising-Simons Foundation
Silicon Valley Social Venture (SV2)
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
United Way of the Bay Area
Rise Together Bay Area



But that is only the beginning.


It will take an estimated $50 million a year to make this work long-term for all the kids who need support. We know this county has what it takes to get the job done.

As awareness of the importance of transforming early education grows, we expect more federal, state and local funding to follow. If Oklahoma and Georgia can find the funds to do it, we think we can too.