TRECC was launched in 2015 by the Jacobs Foundation, which serves as a managing partner and remains its primary source of funding.
The Bernard Van Leer Foundation and UBS Optimus Foundation joined TRECC as technical and financial partners in 2016. Since then, they have committed significant financial and intellectual-capital resources to support the ECD component of TRECC.
For the past 27 years, the Jacobs Foundation has promoted innovation in child and youth development, combining scientific insights with impactful interventions. Established in 1989 by Klaus J. Jacobs and his family with the mission of improving the living conditions of children and youth, the Jacobs Foundation is today one of the world’s leading global foundations dedicated to innovations in the field of child and youth development.
Bernard van Leer Foundation
The Bernard van Leer Foundation, which began in the 1960s to focus on the needs of young children, has worked in more than 50 countries to improve opportunities for those growing up in circumstances of social and economic disadvantage.
UBS Optimus Foundation
The UBS Optimus Foundation works to create a world where all children are able to reach their full potential. Its mission is to ensure that children are safe, healthy, educated – and ready for their future.