ECFC Committees

ECFC programming thrives thanks to the efforts of our members who lead and serve on standing and ad hoc committees which support the Steering Committee and staff on implementing ECFC programming and priorities. Committee participation is open to staff of any ECFC member foundation. 


Steering Committee – In partnership with the ECFC Executive Director, provides governance and leadership to ECFC on: implementation of its strategic plan, supporting and sustaining work of ECFC work; operational and planning support; and creating an environment supportive of member engagement.

Program Committee – Provides guidance on annual programmatic and content priorities, weaving together themes across ECFC bi-annual meetings, committee work, and special projects to maintain coherent programming that meets the needs of members.

ECFC Meeting Planning Committees – Provides guidance for bi-annual meeting planning including theme, speaker and agenda development, and often facilitate sessions or take on other roles during meetings.

Membership Committee – Sets membership priorities to increase the diversity and strength of our membership; helps recruit, welcome and orient new members, and assists in implementation and refinement of membership guidelines.

Ad Hoc Committees – Ad Hoc committees are formed to build knowledge and advance philanthropic work for specific, time-limited projects, events, or needs. 2018 Ad Hoc Content committees are focused on:

Early Childhood Financing Committee 
Provides an entry point for discussions among ECFC members on early childhood financing (including exploration of mechanisms, costs and existing or future funding streams). Recognizing financing is multi-faceted, the Committee provides a structure for exploring intersections with multiple priorities for ECFC and members. Read more…  

ECFC Child Care Policy Interest Table
The Child Care Policy Interest Table is focused on policies affecting child care access, affordability, and quality with an emphasis on building support for public financing for child care. Many states have developed child care plans; the discussions are dynamic and there is an opportunity in this moment for funders to work in states to raise the importance of public funding for child care. This is a critical time for child care funders to affect policies that reach millions of families. Read more… 


For more information on committees, please contact your committee chair(s) directly or contact ECFC staff.