California: LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment is a public-private collaboration of the country’s largest private foundations, family foundations, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, First 5 LA, and key government agencies. Their mission of the LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment is to invest in and promote innovations that advance the lifelong health and well-being of LA County children, age 0-5.

Location:
Los Angeles, CA

Focus Area:
Los Angeles County

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LA Partnership has more than 30 members, from local foundations and First 5 LA, to the LA Area Chamber of Commerce and multiple county agencies supporting families throughout the county.

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LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment acts as a catalyst to magnify resources that amplify collective impact, investing in and promoting innovations that advance the lifelong health and well-being of LA County children, age 0-5.

Getting cash where it can do the most good: in families' hands: In 2022, the LA Partnership is supporting the Economic Security Project to develop a model for connecting LA families with each and every cash support available to them. Among the goals of the initial planning phase of this program are: develop a compelling case statement that details the impact of expanding access and equity in LA; engage county leaders as both supporters and collaborators; develop a policy agenda to link this project to state (and federal) advocacy efforts; and create a narrative that weaves together guaranteed income and a strong social safety net.

Making It Count: Building Capacities and Connection to Count Kids in Los Angeles: To bolster census education and outreach efforts to families with young children in LA County, a group of eight funders joined forces to create the Early Childhood Census 2020 Fund (ECCF) in the summer of 2019. The LA Partnership supported Engage R&D to conduct an evaluation of the effort. Learnings are based on interviews with the grantees and managing funders as well the review of grant reports and observations of funder meetings. For the full report, click here. For an Executive Summary, click here.

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