Early Childhood Funders Collaborative Partners

ECFC partners with other organizations and affinity groups to explore cross-cutting issues, and the impact philanthropy can and should have, in the early childhood arena.  Our partners include:

Alliance for Early Success

The Alliance for Early Success is a catalyst for putting vulnerable young children on a path to success. As an alliance of state, national, and funding partners, our goal is to advance state policies that lead to improved health, learning, and economic outcomes for young children, starting at birth and continuing through age eight. 

Children, Youth & Family (CYF) Funders Roundtable

CYF Funders Roundtable works collaboratively with foundation leaders and affinity group partners, to craft conversations that move from learning about a topic to shared discovery regarding effective strategies and the potential for aligned action.

Education Funder Strategy Group (EFSG)

The Education Funder Strategy Group (EFSG) is a membership forum of 30 leading foundations focused on education policy. Their mission is to help maximize philanthropy’s effectiveness in improving U.S. public education systems across the learning continuum from early childhood to college and career.

Grantmakers Concerned With Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR)

GCIR works with a growing network of member foundations, as well as the greater philanthropic community, on a wide range of immigration and immigrant integration issues, to influence philanthropy to advance the contributions and address the needs of the country’s growing and increasingly diverse immigrant and refugee populations. In so doing, they seek to promote effective grantmaking that not only improves the lives of newcomers but also strengthens communities.

Grantmakers for Education

Grantmakers for Education is the nation’s largest and most diverse network of education grantmakers dedicated to improving educational outcomes and increasing opportunities for all learners.

Economic Opportunity Funders

EOF (formerly Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce – GIST) is a national network of grantmakers interested in improving the economic well-being of low-income families in the United States. Established in 1992, GIST operates as an umbrella group for participating funders and philanthropic advisors, providing a neutral forum for strategic discussion and acting as a vehicle to encourage co-investment among foundations and facilitate cooperation among grantees on high priority issues.