Our mission is to help every child get a loving, nurturing start in life. That’s why Bloom dedicates up to half of our capacity for single parents and low-income families who otherwise could not afford quality early learning and childcare programs. Our Shirley Robinson Scholarship Fund was established to provide tuition assistance to community families in need. Since 2000, Bloom has served 477 children; 208 of those received tuition assistance, totaling over $1.5 million.
While the majority of financial assistance for Bloom’s children comes from our Shirley Robinson Scholarship Fund, we work hard every year to help qualified families find additional resources. Some of our families are able to access financial assistance through our partnership with Caring for Kids (CfK).
We also partner with Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners (IOCP), the Wayzata School District and government agencies to provide other support services and help empower families who are struggling. For more information on how to apply for Bloom’s Shirley Robinson scholarships or where to find other support, please contact Mary Olsen at 763-449-0600.