KIDS COUNT Publications & Resources

Overview of Annie E. Casey Foundation and KIDS COUNT

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is a proud grantee of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. As a grantee, we are responsible for managing and leading KIDS COUNT data and policy analysis for the state of Illinois. The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a national foundation dedicated to developing a better future for children and young people by improving their educational, economic, social and health outcomes. As part of this work, the Annie E. Casey Foundation funds KIDS COUNT, a nationwide network of state-level grantees to track the well-being of children and families across the United States. KIDS COUNT provides timely and credible data through the Data Center and evidence-based policy analysis to spotlight pressing issues in national publications, such as the KIDS COUNT Data Book.