Launched in 2020, the Massachusetts Early Childhood Funder Collaborative (MA ECFC) is a partnership effort working to ensure that all young children in Massachusetts have the opportunities and supports they need to thrive. This group of public and private foundation and individual funders has come together with the intention of serving as a vehicle to strengthen the community of early childhood funders and to drive policy and systems change by catalyzing a unified early childhood strategy. Fiscally sponsored project of Philanthropy Massachusetts.


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Membership is open to all types of funders who have an interest in investing in Early Childhood in Massachusetts including private foundations, corporate foundations, community foundations, United Ways, and individuals. MA ECFC is a fiscally sponsored project of Philanthropy Massachusetts. It is governed by a seven person steering committee of member funders. The MA ECFC also convenes a Community Advisory Committee comprised of diverse community stakeholders including parents, providers, public sector partners, business leaders, researchers and thought leaders.There are three different Membership Levels based on the level of contribution to support the operations of the MA ECFC including staffing, administrative costs, and programming: Champion: $5,000+ Supporter: $2,500 - $4,999 Member: $250 - $2,499In order to be more inclusive and engage new funders in the Collaborative, it will be possible for funders who are not yet ready to make a membership commitment to join the MA ECFC Friends Group for up to a year, after which they will transition to one of the membership levels.


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