Building the Capacity of EC Philanthropy at All Levels

ECFC provides a forum for state and local early childhood funder collaboratives (Collaboratives) to build capacity to support their members' early childhood interests, share national level information and expertise with state and local early childhood funders, and create connections between national, state and local philanthropic expertise for peer learning in geographic regions where they are funding or partnering.

State & Local Collaboratives Directory

ECFC maintains a directory of state and local early childhood funder Collaboratives comprised of those participating in ECFC’s Collaboratives projects, and other Collaboratives identified through our exploration of where EC funders are working together.

Click on markers or zoom in to view Collaboratives in geographic clusters.

State & Local Collaboratives Listserv

ECFC maintains a listserv connects state and local Collaboratives with each other on topical issues as well as operational and structural issues. All staff and members of local and state Collaboratives are welcome to participate. The listserv uses a Google Group platform (operates as email list for all, and as web-based forum to view group messages if you use Gmail as your email address/platform).

Funder Collaboratives Library

The Collaboratives library (Google Drive) is a fledgling project compiling resources, tools and reports related to funder collaborations (and where possible, specifically EC funder collaboratives) on topics such as operations, best practices and lessons learned.

Connect With Us

State and local early childhood funder collaboratives, and funders interested in funder collaborative structures, are invited to connect with us to learn more about our work to build the capacity of early childhood philanthropy at all levels through our Collaboratives projects.

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