In partnership with ECFC and our fiscal sponsor, TSNE MissionWorks, RCCF pools and shifts private foundation dollars to grassroots organizations working alongside families and early educators in centers and homes to build their power and move the child care system to promote racial, gender, and economic equity.
RCCF targets the bulk of its resources to build capacity of local groups to recruit and educate those who most feel the impact of this crisis – especially parents, child care teachers, home-based child care providers, and caregivers – to strengthen and broaden the call for all families to be able to access high quality child care for all children. RCCF is laser-focused on promoting racial, gender, and economic justice. We ask applicants to describe their mission, the representation of staff and board members in relation to the communities they work in, and their approach to lifting the authentic voices of parents and early educators.
Our review teams include community organizers to ensure that we select grantees with effective practices in organizing and that racial, gender, and economic justice is central to their mission. BIPOC/ALAANA led groups receive priority in final decision-making. Representatives from national pooled fund members may serve on the Grant Committee to guide the work and make recommendations to TSNE Missionworks on grant awards.
The Raising Child Care Fund will not engage in or support direct advocacy or lobbying. All funds will be distributed to
501(c)3 organizations in compliance with IRS regulations.