EC Funder Calls

In October, ECFC will transition weekly calls for EC Funders (open to all funders and philanthropic advisors) to every-other-week peer with a few exceptions due to holiday schedules).  We will continue alternating between a mix of peer sharing, topical and/or more formal content presentations as opportunities arise.

Call schedule through December 2020
(all on Thursdays, 3pm ET)

September 24th – Peer Sharing

October 1st: Co-Sponsored event, State and Local Budgets: the Next COVID-19 Battlefront, Requires Registration.

Oct 15 ECFC Webinar: Texas Early Childhood / English Learner Project, Registration opens soon.

Oct 29th – Peer Sharing or Topical To Be Announced

Nov 12th – Peer Sharing or Topical To Be Announced

Dec 3rd – Peer Sharing or Topical To Be Announced

Dec 17th – Peer Sharing or Topical To Be Announced

Call Access:

If you have registered for the weekly call series in the past, you will receive email reminders for calls each morning (except for those requiring separate registration).  For more information, please contact ECFC.  ECFC members logged in to our website can view the call access link below for calls not requiring additional registration.


September 17th –  Early Learning Experiences of Young Children & Pre-K funding trends, featuring the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER).

July 30th – Peer Call on cross-sector partnerships to coordinate between early learning and K-12 on school re-opening plans.

July 23rd – Building Parent & Practitioner Power in Child Care Co-sponsored by Raising Child Care Fund and Robins Foundation.

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).

June 25th What’s Next for Child Care – Paths to Sustainable and Equitable Recovery. Speakers: 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: Speakers: Rapid EC ProjectPower-PAC IllinoisNational Black Child Development Institute

May 14, 2020 – Innovations to Support Families. Speakers:- 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.  Speakers: Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP);  Latino Policy ForumCenter for New American Children, Children atRisk (Texas); and Irving Harris Foundation.   Co-hosted with the Alliance for Early Success.

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