The Jacobs Foundation is a global foundation active in the field of children and youth development. The Zurich-based private foundation was founded in 1989 by entrepreneur Klaus J. Jacobs. It supports internationally leading and innovative scientists in child and youth development and is particularly committed to scientific excellence and evidence.
With its focus on early childhood, the Jacobs Foundation contributes to the development of policies and programmes in Switzerland and other European countries. The nationwide Ready! campaign makes clear why early childhood is crucial and aims at a comprehensive early childhood policy.
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