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2021 Rapid Response Grants

The CARE Fund is not accepting unsolicited proposals or inquiries at this time. Further guidance on grantmaking priorities and processes will be posted at a later date.


Campaigns & Coalitions

A group of seven women hold signs reading "We Work Hard!"
Photo Credit: The Caring Majority

The CARE Fund invests in campaigns and coalitions that are at the forefront of collaborative policy advocacy efforts, with a focus on universal paid leave, quality care jobs, and robust financing for both long term services and supports and early care and education.

Care Can’t Wait is a national coalition of organizations, stakeholders, and advocates committed to building a comprehensive, 21st-century care infrastructure — robust investments to expand access to childcare, paid family and medical leave, and home- and community-based services, and good care jobs. 

Child Care for Every Family Network engages national, state, and grassroots partners as well as parents and providers across research, policy, communications, and organizing to center racial and gender equity and build power for a bold, equitable vision for the future of child care.

Paid Leave for All is the national campaign of organizations working to enact federal paid family and medical leave for all working people by 2023.


Grassroots Leadership

A group of women with upraised fists wearing t-shirts and holding signs reading “Domestic Workers Alliance” pose near the US Capitol.
Photo Credit: National Domestic Workers Alliance

Grants to grassroots leadership and movement building efforts help ensure the diverse voices and expertise of parent leaders, family caregivers, and care workers are at the center of narrative change and federal policy reforms.

Caring Across Generations is a national campaign of families, caregivers, people with disabilities and older Americans seeking to create a nation where everyone can live, work and age with dignity.

Family Values @ Work is a grassroots movement in 27 states working to win policies at the state and federal level that ensure an equitable economy for all working families including paid leave and childcare.

MomsRising Education Fund educates and engages more than a million people — primarily women and moms — in raising awareness with leaders, the media, and the public about the importance of increasing economic security, decreasing discrimination, and building a nation where everyone can thrive. 

National Domestic Workers Alliance is the national voice for dignity and fairness for domestic and home care workers in the U.S., working for respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections.

United Parent Leaders Action Network (UPLAN) is a network of organizations of parent leaders — primarily low-income and BIPOC — who are passionate about bringing the parent experience to the table to shape family programs and policies.


Aging & Disability Rights

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Photo Credit: The Arc San Diego

The CARE Fund supports organizations that bring an aging and disability rights lens to care policy – especially home- and community-based care and paid leave – and that integrate racial, ethnic, LGBTQ, and gender justice.

American Association of People with Disabilities is bringing the perspectives of people with disabilities to care policies – including home and community based services, paid leave and child care – to ensure they enable people with disabilities to thrive with dignity and independence.

Diverse Elders Coalition, made up of six national aging organizations rooted in diverse constituencies, is bringing a racial, LGBT+, and economic equity lens to long-term services and supports and to family caregiving policy.

Justice in Aging and The Arc are conducting a shared advocacy and communications effort to bring together aging and disability organizations to advance federal policy solutions around equitable access to home and community based services for older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers.  

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s equity focused networks, Latinos Against Alzheimer’sAfrican Americans Against Alzheimer’s and Women Against Alzheimer’s, are galvanizing support for paid leave among dementia-focused organizations and advocating for family care as a critical component of paid leave policy.