Document Library

ECFC's Searchable Field Library

ECFC's Field Library is a growing repository for publications, toolkits, and other resources authored, published and supported by ECFC members and partners, as well as other key resources focused on our priority areas.  Search by keyword to find specific topics, authors and ECFC member contributions.

For ECFC and Raising Child Care Fund authored reports, publications, toolkits, statements and member only resources, visit ECFC Reports & Publications.

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The Story of Care: A Snapshot of the Care Narrative Change Landscape

At some point, every one of us will need care or need to provide care. …

care-economy
The Care Movement’s Winning Tactics, Lessons, and Case Studies from the Pandemic Era and Beyond

Rachel Schumacher, Director of the Raising Child Care Fund and Shannon Rudisill, ECFC Executive Director, …

, , care-economy movement-building power-building
Putting Parents at the Center of Early Childhood Solutions: A Case Study (2018)

In early 2017, the Early Learning Lab, with major support from the Overdeck Family Foundation, …

, equitable-engagement parent-engagement
The Risks and Rewards of Sharing Power With Your Community (Jan 2023)

This Chronicle of Philanthropy OpEd co-authored by Ira Hillman, Einhorn Collaborative, and Mia Halthon, parent …

, early-relational-health trust-based-philanthropy
Cash Transfers Support Infant and Toddler Development (March 2023)

This report from Child Trends summarizes the evidence base on cash transfers and illustrates how …

early-relational-health
Nurture Connection

Nurture Connection is a movement to promote strong, positive, and nurturing early relationships and to …

, , community-driven early-relational-health parent-engagement
The Philanthropic Self-Reflection Tool for Equitable Parent Partnership (2022)

Creating more equitable partnerships and outcomes in communities requires relationship building, honest communication and commitment …

, grantmaking-practice parent-engagement
A Call to Connection: Rediscovering the Transformative Power of Relationships (2022)

As we navigate the realities of a global pandemic, economic crisis, and racial justice reckoning, …

, belonging-connection early-relational-health
Investment Advisory Councils: A Community-Driven Grantmaking Pilot (Feb, 2023)

In 2020, The Heinz Endowments began an evaluation partnership with Child Trends. Their goal was to strengthen …

, , , community-driven funder-collaboratives grantmaking-practice trust-based-philanthropy
The Water of Systems Change (2018)

Foundations involved in systems change can increase their odds for success by focusing on the …

, movement-building power-building
The Three Faces of Power (2021)

Power is multi-dimensional. Teasing out the different expressions of power is useful for analytic purposes, …

, movement-building power-building
Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best: Benchmarks to Assess and Enhance Grantmaker Impact (2009)

Philanthropy at its best serves public good, not private interest. The public has a legitimate interest …

, , grantmaking-practice movement-building power-building
Social Change Ecosystem Map (2020)

The Social Change Ecosystem Map is a framework that can help individuals, networks, and organizations …

, movement-building power-building
Move The Money: Practices and Values for Funding Social Movements (2022)

Building Movement Project (BMP) presents Move The Money: Practices and Values for Funding Social Movements, a …

, movement-building power-building
Funding Movement Infrastructure (2023)

Over the past three years, in the midst of the pandemic and the 2020 uprisings, …

, movement-building power-building
The Power of Ecosystem, Learning, Equity, and Power (2022)

Learning, Equity, and Power (LEaP) is an initiative of the Center for the Study of …

, movement-building power-building
Power in Places Initiative: Framework & Strategies, Community Change & Innovation Network (2021)

In 2017, Innovation Network and Community Change began work on a learning project to understand …

, grassroots-organizing power-building
A Call to Funders: Tactics in Law, Policy and Advocacy for Reproductive and Birth Justice (2023)

In November 2022, Funders for Birth Justice and Equity convened over 80 funders and donors …

, birth-equity justice
Getting it Right: The Conversation Guide for Preparing the Next Generation of Implementation Researchers (2021)

The Foundation for Child Development is excited to announce the release of Getting it Right: The …

, , ec-workforce movement-building research
Doing Evaluation in Service of Racial Equity Practice Guides (2021)

Doing Evaluation in Service of Racial Equity is a three-part series of practice guides that show …

, evaluation racial-equity
Mary Pauper: A Historical Exploration of Early Care and Education Compensation, Policy, and Solutions (2022)

The Early Educator Investment Collaborative is committed in our work to recognizing and understanding the …

, , compensation ec-workforce racial-equity
Start with Equity: 14 Priorities to Dismantle Systemic Racism in Early Care and Education (2020)

Grave inequities have long pervaded the education system and affect the lives of millions of …

racial-equity
Equity as a Verb: Lessons from and with Grantees (2022)

While philanthropy is filled with charitable minded individuals devoted to serving others, there is no …

trust-based-philanthropy
Side by Side: A Playbook on Centering and Promoting Equity in Early Education (2022)

Equity in early childhood care and education is a word we hear often, but what …

racial-equity

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