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Mar 31, 2023
The Raising Child Care Fund (RCCF) is proud to release our 2022 Annual Report. We are an active philanthropic partner in the national movement to transform child care into a system that works for all families and for all those who care for and educate young children. RCCF partners with community organizers in 17 states (including the District of Columbia) who are leading the charge to lift voices, build power and expand equity in child care. This report celebrates key wins, highlights their collective impact, and shares new lessons with the philanthropic community.
Clarissa’s Battle, Growth of a Movement: Viewing Guide PDF
Dec 23, 2022
Clarissa’s Battle is a documentary film that gives us insight into an erupting movement for childcare and early-childhood education funding,and the struggle of parents and providers on the front line. This viewing guide offers extensive considerations for planning local screenings, including suggestions for building out events, engaging partners, and basic logistics. Created by GOOD DOCS LLC with contributions from ECFC's Raising Child Care Fund.
2021 Annual Report PDF
May 12, 2022
As ECFC celebrates 30 years, we reflect on our collective strength as a collaborative, and our focus on the most pressing issues facing families: relieving the economic and social and emotional pressures induced by the pandemic; creating sustainable improvements to family circumstances; and dismantling the effects of systemic racism.
2021 RCCF Annual Report PDF
Mar 31, 2022
EXPANDING EQUITY IN CHILDCARE A Look At Our Community Organizers -The Raising Child Care Fund (RCCF) is proud to release our 2021 Annual Report highlighting key achievements and lessons learned from our journey this past year. Since 2019, we have worked in a rapidly changing context alongside our grantee partners – now 16 organizations in 14 states and the District of Columbia – who lift voices, build power and expand equity in demanding and creating solutions to the growing child care crisis.
ECFC Statement on Full Funding for Early Care and Education Programs PDF
Sep 28, 2021
ECFC joins the call for bigger and bolder investments toward a fully funded, affordable, accessible, and high-quality early care and education system for all young children; and for American Rescue Fund plans to be made permanent to not only address an immediate crisis, but support transformative change to reform the early care and education system.
Raising Child Care Fund Fact Sheet PDF
Sep 09, 2021
RCCF pools and shift 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.
Championing Equity – A Toolkit for Funders Interested in Investing in Immigrant Children and Other Bilingual or Multilingual Children Link
Jul 20, 2021
ECFC toolkit for EC funders full of practical strategies for getting started, tips on where to find relevant data to inform your decisions, and stories to inspire you from champions in the early childhood funder community.
2020 Annual Report PDF
Jul 14, 2021
A year of extensive virtual programming, as we strengthened our racial equity focus and dedication to lifting up authentic and grassroots voices, and expanded our network of funder and philanthropic partners to the needs of our grantmaking communities during the pandemic.
5 Tips for State Funders: Partnering with Government for Strategic Use of Federal Relief Funds for Early Childhood PDF
Jun 17, 2021
A compilation of tips and top ideas from experienced state funders and the ECFC American Rescue Plan Workgroup.
ECFC Memo to EC Funders on Opportunities to Support ARP Implementation PDF
Jun 03, 2021
Describes the current situation, a framework for foundations to support change, and ECFC activities.
Building Power in the Midst of a National Crisis PDF
Mar 15, 2021
Raising Child Care Fund grantees respond to inequity in access to the child care in the midst of the pandemic.
Associate Membership for Local and State Early Childhood Funder Collaboratives PDF
Dec 31, 2020
A flyer describing the benefits for collaboratives of joining ECFC as an Associate Member.
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