The Mario Batali Foundation takes a three-pronged holistic approach to ensuring that children are well read, well fed and well cared for.
Education is the essential building block to our children's future, but for a variety of reasons many children do not receive the educational support that they need. The MBF promotes programs that provide quality educational opportunities for children, as well as ensure that children are provided with the necessary guidance and tools to successfully transition into young adulthood.
Low-income individuals and families often have difficulty affording or accessing nutritious food options. By supporting nutrition education programs, the MBF helps to enable children and their families to move toward healthier and more sustainable lifestyles. These programs provide guidance about how to prepare and enjoy healthy meals using affordable and available resources, and also ensure that when necessary families have access to emergency food organizations.
WELL CARED FOR
All children have the right to live a healthy life, but too often there are circumstances out of their control that inhibit this right. The MBF provides funding for pediatric disease research to improve the quality of children's lives.
who we support
Learn more about the organizations that Mario Batali Foundation support:
Busy Building Libraries
Exciting news...MBF is very proud to announce its second AND third MBF sponsored BFK libraries! The Hudson Guild library located in Chelsea at West 26th is our first after-school library focused on K-5. The library will open on July 10th just in time for summer camp sessions. The third MBF sponsored Books For Kids library will be located in the Goddard Riverside Day Care Center at 91st Street and is scheduled to open in time for the new school year in early September. Pictures and more details to follow! more info >
Grant Announcement - NYU
The Mario Batali Foundation awarded NYU a grant to fund a part-time project manager for the new and innovative instructional program called Learning Cultures. more info >
MBF Grant Announced
MBF is proud to announce an additional $25,000 grant to the Mario Batali Foundation Fund at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Pediatric Center earmarked for cancer research and funding for programs to improve the quality of the lives of children who are undergoing cancer treatments.
MBF Grantee Announced
MBF establishes the MBF Pediatric Rare Disease Research Fund at the National Organization for Rare Disorders to raise funds for pediatric rare disease research as well as further awareness for pediatric rare disorders.
Class is in Session!
The first Bruin Guardian Summer Immersion Program kicked off with forty 9th grade foster youth participating in the summer academy. Created by First Star, with the aid and support of the Mario Batali Foundation and UCLA it is the first, scalable step to leveling the educational playing field for the foster youth of Los Angeles.
MBF Community CookShop Program Summer Pilot Program
The Community CookShop "parent/child" nutrition education program developed in partnership with Food Bank For NYC kicks off its pilot phase in eight food pantries located across the 5 boroughs of Manhattan.
Books for Kids Opens a Library with Mario Batali Foundation
The Books for Kids Foundation together with the Mario Batali Foundation held the opening dedication ceremony on May 9th for the new Book for Kids library at the Dewitt Reformed Headstart Center located in New York City's Lower East Side.
Books for Kids
MBF announces Books For Kids grant to create and furnish a library in NYC (site TBD) for low-income and at-risk children.
Food Bank For New York City
MBF grant awarded to FBNYC to pilot Community CookShop program which will be their first “parent and child” education program which will give low-income families the knowledge and tools to adopt and enjoy a healthy diet on a limited budget.
MBF announces a second grant to First Star which will solidify the First Star & UCLA Foster Youth - Bruin Guardian Summer Immersion Pilot Program.
Mario Batali Foundation announces leadership grant to First Star to launch a pilot program serving foster children at UCLA.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Pediatric Center
MBF establishes a fund at MSK Pediatric Center earmarked for cancer research.