ECFC Weekly EC Funders & COVID-19 Sharing and Learning Calls

– Thursdays @ 3pm ET – 

ECFC hosts weekly calls for funders to share COVID-19 responses related to early childhood and child care, and to pose questions to which ECFC and funder colleagues can help respond. Calls alternate between peer sharing and topical/expert calls. 

Call Access:

If you have registered for the weekly call series in the past, you will receive email reminders for the call every Thursday morning.  To be added to a calendar notice for weekly calls, please contact ECFC.  ECFC members logged in to our website can view the call access link below.


Any funder or philanthropic advisor is welcome to join our weekly calls.  If you need to register, or are not sure if you are registered, please contact ECFC for assistance.  

Upcoming Weekly Call Focus:

July 16th – The Pandemic’s Impact on Basic Needs: Food Insecurity and Disparities in Food Access.  Speaker: Geri Henchy, Director of Nutrition Policy and Early Childhood Programs at the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC).

July 23rd – Building Power for Child Care and Listening to the Voices of Those Most Impacted – In place our our weekly COVID-19 peer sharing call next week, we will be co-hosting a webinar with the Raising Child Care Fund and the Robins Foundation Details to follow.

August – We will take a break from weekly calls in August to reflect and consider how best to use our weekly call times moving forward.   

September – Weekly calls resume. Details to follow.


June 25th What’s Next for Child Care – Paths to Sustainable and Equitable Recovery: Opportunities Exchange, National Children’s Facilities NetworkLocal Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and Local Income Investment Fund (LIIF)

June 4, 2020 –  Peer Call on Racial Equity

May 28, 2020 – Impact of the Pandemic on Families: Rapid EC ProjectPower-PAC IllinoisNational Black Child Development Institute

May 14, 2020 – Innovations to Support Families – Rapid Response Home Visiting, Parents as Teachers, Abriendo Puertos/Opening Doors, and the National Family Support Center 

May 1, 2020 – The Pandemic’s Disproportionate Impact on Immigrant Children and Families: What Philanthropists and Advocates Can Do, co-hosted with The Alliance for Early Education 

April 16, 2020 – Emergency Funds and the ECE Sector: What Are We Learning, Co-Hosted by Grantmakers for Education   

April 2, 2020 – Federal update with the First Five Year Fund and EducationCounsel