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.
ECFC members help decide 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...
- Learning & Networking among ECFC members, prospective members, philanthropic partners
and top researchers and practitioners.
- Aligning and Leveraging Resources on priority and emerging issues of interest to ECFC members and the early childhood field at large.
- Promoting Effective Local, State, and Federal programs and policy by highlighting effective
and innovate work among early childhood funders.