The Bright Horizon Foundation is a private grant-making foundation that supports environmentalist organizations and ostensibly non-partisan groups which are closely aligned with left-progressive and Democratic Party positions on education, increased welfare spending, and foreign policy. Former hedge fund manager and board member of the environmentalist Union of Concerned Scientists Louis Salkind is the principal funder of Bright Horizon Foundation. 
In 2018, the Bright Horizon Foundation received $1,255,000 in contributions (exclusively provided by Louis Salkind) and $3,900,422 in revenue from securities interest and dividends.  The same year, the organization possessed $110,317,832 in net assets. 
In 2017, Salkind provided contributions totaling $4,126,509. 
In 2017, Bright Horizon Foundation provided a $100,000 grant to Brookings Institution, a century-old organization devoted to advancing left-leaning and left-of-center research and education in the social sciences, primarily in economics, metropolitan policy, governance, foreign policy, and global economy and development. 
Louis Salkind and Cynthia Gavenda serve as the officers of the Bright Horizon Foundation. 
Salkind is the principal funder of the foundation and a former manager of the hedge fund provider D.E. Shaw.  He sits on the board member of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a recipient of substantial Bright Horizon Foundation grants.