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The Care for All with Respect and Equity (CARE) Fund will invest $50 million over five years in movement building for a universal publicly supported care infrastructure that will fuel the economy, improve outcomes for kids, promote equity and enable people with disabilities and older adults to live independently with safety and dignity.

Why Now?

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the failings of our nation’s care policies, especially for communities of color. Following the lead of advocates across the spectrum of care issues, now is the moment for philanthropy to align resources at the pace and scale needed to emerge from this crisis with a care infrastructure that works for everyone. That’s where the CARE Fund comes in.


The CARE Fund
Believes in:

Care for All

We value and amplify the voices and leadership of all who give and receive care — family caregivers, care consumers and professionals who work in early care and education and long-term services and supports.

All families and individuals deserve public investment to care for our loved ones and ourselves throughout our lives and across generations.

A universal high-quality care infrastructure supports families’ economic security and creates a thriving sustainable economy for us all.

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The women who work in early care and education and long-term services and supports — many of whom are immigrants and women of color — deserve living wages and benefits.

Improving the quality of jobs directly improves the quality of care that children, older adults, and people with disabilities deserve to thrive and live with dignity.

Care systems and services must recognize our interdependence and be rooted in respect and self-determination for all.

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Photo Credit: W.K. Kellogg Foundation


An equitable care economy must undo the legacies of racism, slavery, xenophobia, sexism, ageism and ableism that have devalued care.

We must ensure that care systems and services create good jobs and provide high quality universally affordable and accessible benefits and services to the full diversity of our families and communities.

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Photo Credit: Caring Across Generations