The Care for All with Respect and Equity Fund (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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The CARE Fund is bringing a powerhouse set of grantmakers together across issues and constituencies for care. The diverse and growing table of committed and pledged partners includes the
Coordinating tables that are 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:
Grassroots leadership and movement building efforts that 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:
Aging and Disability Rights
Organizations bringing an aging and disability rights lens to care policy – especially home and community based care and paid leave – and integrating racial, ethnic, LGBTQ and gender justice:
Philanthropic institutions: To capitalize the Fund at the pace and scale needed for transformative change, we welcome new partners to commit at least $500,000 annually in multi-year support. If you are a philanthropic institution, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about The CARE Fund and how to get involved.
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The Care for All with Respect and Equity Fund (CARE) Fund will invest $50 million both domestically and globally over five years. In the United States, its work will focus on 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. The CARE Fund’s global grantmaking is under development and will likely launch in 2022.
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.
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