Learning, Acting, and Advocating Together

For over 25 years, the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative has been a place for grantmakers to come together to learn about the latest research, program innovations, and policy affecting young children and their families. Members align their resources for common good and speak out on behalf of young children and their families. ECFC Members share successes and lessons with each other. Our strength is in the community we have developed among foundations who genuinely want to share and collaborate for change.

ECFC offers an opportunity to learn together, strategically coordinate and align funding and resources, and facilitate timely responses to opportunities and needs so that we ensure quality early childhood development and education in the United States.

Wendy Lewis Jackson

The Kresge Foundation

As ECFC members, we have the opportunity to learn and connect with high level philanthropic work in early childhood. We appreciate the opportunity to impact the national early childhood education agenda and key issues/policy at the national level and remain interested in learning the cutting edge work in early childhood, to which ECFC grants us access.

Elsa Holquin

Rose Community Foundation

ECFC provides singular opportunities to share knowledge and strategies and learn from ECE colleagues, and members are thought partners and sounding boards as we work towards achieving systems change for young children.

Sara Vecchiotti

Foundation for Child Development

 We joined ECFC because we wanted to be part of an affinity group of like minded peers who were taking a lead in enhancing the systems that support early care and education.  We need to test and validate the good work we are already doing and incorporate the learning of what’s working well for our other partners around the country.

Eddie Gale

The A.D. Henderson Foundation