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Building Power in the Midst of a National Crisis

The pandemic exposed to the nation what early childhood stakeholders already knew: child care sits at the nexus of  racial, gender, and economic injustice.   The Raising Child Care Fund (RCCF), a project of the Early Childhood Funders collaborative (ECFC), […]

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Acting Boldly in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Examples from Grassroots Organizations Funded by the Raising Child Care Fund

By Rachel Schumacher,  Project Manager, Raising Child Care Fund April 22, 2020 (Updated May 5, 2020) Foundations are starting to understand the immediate and longer-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country, and the disproportionate pain being felt by […]

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Joint PSO Statement: Keep Equity at the Forefront in Philanthropy’s Response to the Coronavirus

On March 9, 2020, ECFC joined nearly 60 other local, state, regional and national philanthropy serving organizations (PSO’s) in a joint statement urging Philanthropy to keep equity at the forefront of their response to the Coronavirus. Philanthropy is well positioned to […]

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Hope Starts Here: Detroit’s Early Childhood Partnership

For more than a decade, a small local early childhood funders collaborative, led by the Kresge Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, had been meeting and working together to align efforts, pool funding and tackle significant areas of challenge. There […]

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