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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 economies, improve the wellbeing of kids and families, create millions of good jobs, 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 — parents and other family caregivers, care consumers, and professionals who work in early care and education and long-term services and supports.

Universal high-quality publicly financed care infrastructures are foundational for thriving and sustainable families and economies that benefit us all.

All families and individuals deserve public investment to care for themselves and their loved ones across generations with dignity.

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Care systems and services must recognize our interdependence and be rooted in respect, dignity, and self-determination for all who give and receive care.

Those who work in early care and education and long-term services and supports — many of whom are migrants and women of color — deserve living wages, dignified working conditions, and long-term economic security. Improving the quality of their jobs improves the quality of care that children, older adults, and people with disabilities deserve to thrive and live with dignity.

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Photo Credit: W.K. Kellogg Foundation


To achieve equitable economies and societies, we must undo the economic and cultural 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