How to Give to the Foundation

Bright Horizons employees, clients, families, and friends can support the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children. When you make a contribution, you help bring comfort to children in crisis. Your gift, no matter what size, can open a world of possibilities to children whose lives are tough, challenging, and often very frightening. Together, we can brighten their lives.

A young girl thoughtfully waters flowers in a raised garden


Make a tax-deductible gift now to support the Foundation’s important work. We accept checks mailed to 2 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459 or donate online.

Ask if your organization supports employee contributions – an easy way to double your donation through matching gifts.



Bright Horizons employees can set up regular paycheck contributions through our employee online donation form.



The Foundation distributes tens of thousands of dollars every year. What your donation supports:
A colorful brightspace ready to be played in

Bright Spaces

Creating and sustaining the signature play spaces for those facing adversity, trauma, and crisis -- serving thousands of children and families nationwide.

3 volunteers smile as they help build a brightspace

Brightening Lives Activities

Convenient and fun hands-on projects designed to connect volunteers to the real needs of communities, and the local charity and agency partners that serve them.

A volunteer cutting a ribon for a new brightspace opening

Gleason Volunteer Grants

Monetary contributions to nonprofit organizations at which Bright Horizons employees make significant volunteer impacts (open only to Bright Horizons employees).


There is no way but up, especially if you start in a Bright Space


- A Mother in a shelter

When I entered the Bright Space, I felt that anything was possible. The colors and music felt so good, and as I watched my child’s eyes light up, my dreams for my family felt possible.


- A Father’s experience in a Bright Space

To have the opportunity to make a difference with a team, and with a plan, is a big deal!


- Employee Volunteer

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