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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.
ECFC Statement on Relief for Children, Families and Early Care and Learning PDF
Aug 04, 2020
ECFC urges policymakers to sustain America’s commitment to children and families by working to keep income flowing to families and ensure that they have access to food, housing, paid family and sick leave, and health coverage.
ECFC Statement: Standing with Black Children and Families PDF
Jun 02, 2020
As a philanthropic network focused on ensuring that every child has the opportunity to thrive, ECFC is committed to improving the wellbeing of our children and their families and being a catalyst to solve social problems, and naming and centering racial equity, and a commitment to Black children and families, in our analyses and investments.
Acting Boldly in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic PDF
May 24, 2020
Grassroots organizations funded by the Raising Child Care Fund pivot to online strategies during the pandemic to replace their traditional face-to-face work, as well as offer or connect their members to resources.
Raising Authentic Voices for Child Care: What is the New Raising Child Care Fund Learning about Grassroots Organizing? PDF
Apr 24, 2020
Lessons from the first round of RCCF grantees in 2019 on working with grassroots organizations.
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