Our Work

ECFC members tackle complex early childhood issues in their own states and communities with strong relationships with non-profit and government partners.  They are working to build early childhood systems that feature support for parents, high quality early care and education, and health and mental health care that meets families’ needs. 

ECFC provides a venue for funders interested in early childhood to learn, share, and explore and maximize philanthropy’s in creating equitable and sustainable early childhood systems.  We want to attract more funders to this field, partner with those who fund in related areas like health, economic justice, and K-12 education, and advocate on behalf of children and families.

How We Work

& Networking

Committees & Workgroups
Meetings & Events
Local & State EC Funder Collaboratives Network

Aligning & Leveraging Resources  

Forums for Exploring Funder Alignment
Raising Child Care Fund
ECE Funding Landscape Tool

Promoting Effective Local, State & Federal Policy

Policy Briefings, Recommendations and Statements


Priority Areas

ECFC members guide where our efforts are best applied at any given time. These areas may change as the early childhood landscape changes.
Our current areas of interest include...