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As the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the transformational work of Head Start, your donation to the National Head Start Association helps continue the commitment to a window of opportunity for the most vulnerable children, families and communities. All donations to NHSA are tax-deductible.

Dollar per Child

Securing Head Start's Future Ensure that a unified voice on behalf of all Head Start children is heard in every statehouse, in Congress, and in the White House. NHSA is the only national nonprofit organization advocating exclusively for Head Start children and their families. Dollar per Child is our only source of support for NHSA's national advocacy efforts - not a single membership dollar is used - where do your contributions go?


General Fund

Donations to the General Fund are an important source of support for the National Head Start Association's mission of coalescing, inspiring and supporting the Head Start field as a leader in early childhood development and education. As an organization, we are committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life. As the voice for more than a million children, 200,000 staff and 1,600 Head Start grantees across the United States, NHSA has successfully worked to keep the window of opportunity open for at-risk children and protected the Head Start model of support for the whole child, the family and the community.


Vanessa Rich Leadership Fund

NHSA and Vanessa's family encourage tax-deductible charitable donations be made to the Vanessa Rich Leadership Fund. Donations will fund scholarships for the next generation of aspiring Head Start leaders and advocates. Donations can be made online or via check.


Disaster Relief

The National Head Start Association (NHSA) Disaster Relief Fund is used to assist NHSA member Head Start and Early Head Start programs and their staff and families who become victims of natural disasters.


Scholarships and Awards

The National Head Start Association's Scholarships and Awards Program is open to individual, program and affiliate members of NHSA in good standing.