ECFC proudly presents the Championing Equity for Children in Our Communities Toolkit, a new resource new toolkit for early childhood funders full of practical strategies for getting started, tips on where to find relevant data to inform your decisions, and stories to inspire you from champions in the early childhood funder community. From their stories, funders will see the many entry points to work toward greater inclusion in their portfolios, and the importance of partnering with immigrant led and grassroots organizations.
Fully 25% of all young children in the U.S. grow up in immigrant families. They are a critical part of a promising inclusive, multilingual future for the U.S. In recent years, we have been alarmed by the uptick in explicit xenophobia and racism, coupled with harsh national policies like family separation, that threatened the safety and security of immigrant families, many of whom are people of color.
We believe that we can do better to address the inequities faced by children in immigrant families. No matter whether your philanthropic interest is health, mental health, education, family support, or community-based approaches, you have a role to play in fully supporting all children.