The CARE Fund focuses its grantmaking on movement and power building, policy innovation and advocacy, equitable implementation, and narrative and culture change. We have made the following grants since March 2021.
Please note, the CARE Fund is not accepting unsolicited proposals or inquiries at this time.
Campaigns & Coalitions
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. Together coalition members engage in coordinated base building, policy advocacy, and narrative and culture change work, including developing common language on care across the lifecycle.
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.
The National Women’s Law Center Action Fund fights for policy changes that most affect women and gender justice, including child care, paid leave, and the care economy.
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, bringing their voices into policy development and campaigns and long-term and timely narrative and culture change efforts.
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.
Hand in Hand is a national network of employers of nannies, house cleaners, and home attendants working for dignified and respectful working conditions that benefit employers and workers alike. It’s I Care I Vote project is educating and mobilizing families, older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers to make care a core civic engagement issue.
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 fights for the respect, recognition, and rights of nannies, house cleaners, and home care workers through organizing, culture change, policy advocacy, and innovation.
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.
Organizers in the Land of Enchantment (OLÉ) is a grassroots member organization of working families in New Mexico. It was a leader in the state’s early childhood education constitutional amendment ballot initiative campaign to guarantee a right to and ensure permanent funding for early childhood education, which passed overwhelmingly in November 2022.
Aging & Disability Rights
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 support and to family caregiving policy.
Justice in Aging is a national non-profit legal advocacy organization that fights senior poverty through law. They are conducting legal and administrative advocacy, establishing communications best practices, and educating the public in order to support older adults, people with disabilities, and paid and unpaid caregivers.
The Arc is a national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and serving them and their families. They are working to advance federal, state, and local policy solutions around equitable access to home- and community-based services, ensure the needs of people with disabilities are included in policy discussions and develop communications best practices.
Little Lobbyists Family Alliance organizes families of children with complex medical needs and disabilities. The organization uses narrative change work and storytelling to advocate for health care access, long-term services, and supports, and home- and community-based services.
UsAgainstAlzheimer’s equity-focused networks, Latinos Against Alzheimer’s, African 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.
Be A Hero has brought powerful stories of disabled consumers of home- and community-based services directly to decision-makers to push for federal policy solutions that ensure that everyone has access to the long-term services and supports they need.
Equitable Policy Implementation Across Movements
The CARE Fund grants are providing technical assistance to state administrators and advocates to ensure equitable implementation of federal, state, and local funding across the care economy.
A Better Balance is providing technical and legal assistance to state and local advocates and public officials on how to take advantage of opportunities to pass and implement new paid leave and related protections, including through American Rescue Plan funds.
ADvancing States, in partnership with the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) and other policy experts, is providing technical assistance to help state administrators address the complex challenges of effectively and equitably implementing their home- and community-based services (HCBS) plans funded by the American Rescue Plan.
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is providing technical assistance to state advocates and administrators to implement child care and paid leave programs in ways that expand access to caregiving supports for low-wage workers and parents, center racial and immigrant equity, and build the case for future equitable policies.
Community Catalyst is creating a stakeholder-driven process to identify opportunities to support the implementation of American Rescue Plan home- and community-based services funding, hold policymakers accountable, and advocate for continued funding.
The National Indian Child Care Association (NICCA), a membership association of Tribal recipients of the Child Care and Development Fund, promotes high-quality culturally relevant child care and development for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. They are scaling a robust training, technical assistance, and peer support program to assist Tribal early care and education programs to use the infusion of new Federal funding towards comprehensive and systemic change.
ZERO TO THREE is telling the story about what federal American Rescue Plan child care funding has accomplished in states and is providing technical assistance to states around equitable policies to support families – including families with complex, and mental health needs.