On November 4, 2019, the RCCF announced its first set of grants to nine community organizing groups working to increase equitable access to high quality child care for families across the country. In total, RCCF considered 29 applications from groups in 17 states and the District of Columbia. Most winning applicants have matching grants from state and local private foundations to support these projects. Applicants could apply for a Developing or Expansion grant, depending on the scope of work they presented. The response to the RCCF request for proposals well exceeded funding available to award in 2019.
In October, 2020, RCCF received funding from the Early Educator Investment Collaborative (EEIC) as part of their COVID-19 response grants. With EEIC grant funding, the RCCF expanded funding to 2019 grantees in GA, MA and MI, and made grants to three new organizations to focus on organizing the child care workforce.
Alabama Institute for Social Justice [Website]
- Mission: To create a state where economic, political, and social equity exist for everyone, achieved by: mobilizing communities, setting and acting upon a racial equity and social justice policy agenda, and creating peace through racial reconciliation and healing.
Colorado Children’s Campaign [Website] [RCCF Grantee Profile]
- Mission: To advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child well-being in health, education and early childhood.
SPACEs in Action (Washington, DC) [Website]
- Mission: To help people step into their power through leadership, training, grassroots organizing and by creating safe spaces for people to learn and grow.
Parent Voices, a part of the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network (California) [Website] [RCCF Grantee Profile]
- Mission: To make quality child care accessible and affordable to all families through a parent-run, parent-led grassroots effort.
9to5 (Georgia) [Website] [RCCF Grantee Profile]
- Mission: To build a movement to achieve economic justice, by engaging directly affected women to improve working conditions.
Coalition for Social Justice (Massachusetts) [Website] [RCCF Grantee Profile]
- Mission: To bring together people affected by and concerned about poverty to advocate for economic opportunity.
Mothering Justice (Michigan) [Website]
- Mission: To build a coalition of well-equipped mother activists — mamavists! especially women of color.
ISAIAH (Minnesota) [Website] [RCCF Grantee Profile]
- Mission: To promote racial and economic equity through intentional, intensive leadership development and collective, faith-based actions that work toward systemic change.
OLÉ Education Fund (New Mexico) [RCCF Grantee Profile] [Website]
- Mission: To partner with working families in New Mexico to develop grassroots community organizing capacities that they use to enrich and empower their communities.
Alliance for Quality Education (New York) [Website] [RCCF Grantee Profile]
- Mission: Mobilizing communities across the state to keep New York true to its promise of ensuring a high quality public education to all students regardless of zip code.
Ohio Organizing Collaborative (Ohio) [Website] [RCCF Grantee Profile]
- Mission: Building community power for social, racial, and economic justice in Ohio.
Family Forward (Oregon) [Website] [RCCF Grantee Profile]
- Mission: To advance economic security for women and families, with a particular focus on improving economic security for mothers.