How RCCF Works


ECFC, in partnership with our fiscal sponsor – TSNE MissionWorks, established the Raising Child Care pooled fund with support from multiple private foundations to form the Raising Child Care Fund (RCCF). Representatives from national pooled fund members may serve on the Grant Committee to guide the work and make recommendations to TSNE Missionworks on grant awards.   

RCCF targets the bulk of its resources to build capacity of local groups to recruit and educate those who most feel the impact of this crisis – especially parents, child care teachers, home-based child care providers, and caregivers – to strengthen and broaden the call for all families to be able to access high quality child care for all children. 

RCCF is laser-focused on promoting racial, gender, and economic justice. The RFP asked applicants to describe their mission, the representation of staff and board members in relation to the communities they worked in, and their approach to lifting the authentic voices of parents and early educators. Our review teams included a community organizer in each team of three to ensure we would select grantees with effective practices in organizing and that racial, gender, and economic justice would be central to their mission. Applicants with people of color in the lead received priority in final decision-making. Eight of our twelve grantees are headed by people of color.

Learn More: 2020 RCCF Fact Sheet


The Raising Child Care Fund will not engage in or support direct advocacy or lobbying. All funds will be distributed to 501(c)3 organizations in compliance with IRS regulations.