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CARE Fund Highlights

Investing in the Care Economy Works: Learning from the American Rescue Plan

This brief from the CARE Fund and The Century Foundation is one of the first to examine American Rescue Plan investments across the care infrastructure: child care, paid leave, and home and community-based.

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Inside Philanthropy article featuring CARE Fund Executive Director, Anna Wadia

In an update to a 2021 article about the launch of the CARE Fund, Inside Philanthropy interviewed Executive Director Anna Wadia about the Fund’s progress and future. The field has seen a “sea change” in how care is framed – with a greater emphasis on care needs across the lifespan.

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The CARE Fund at US Department of Labor Women’s Bureau and The Worker Institute at ILR-Cornell 2022 Conference

On September 22, 2022, the US Department of Labor Women’s Bureau and The Worker Institute @ ILR-Cornell co-hosted a day-long conference on prioritizing gender and racial equity for a strong and just economy. Executive Director Anna Wadia discussed the CARE Fund and the imperative that care programs funded by the American Rescue Plan are

CARE Fund Holds Learning Meeting in June 2022 on Financing Caregiving Systems & Policies

To build a robust care infrastructure, we need sustainable and equitable revenue sources and financing models. In June 2022, the CARE Fund held a learning meeting for funders on Financing Caregiving Systems & Policies. We encourage you to watch the videos. Part 1 features an in depth opening panel discussion on Care Financing

Ai-jen Poo “Care Has Momentum, Care Is Essential”

On June 28, 2021, the CARE Fund held a dynamic learning session among grantee partners, donors contributing to the fund, and other philanthropic professionals with an interest in the care agenda. Click here for a summary of the meeting and here for a full video recording. Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director of the National

Inside Philanthropy: With a $50 Million Launch, a Pooled Fund Looks to Build Caregiving Infrastructure

By Martha Ramirez A group of eight philanthropies have joined together to launch a $50 million, five-year collaborative called the Care for all with Respect and Equity (CARE) Fund. The CARE Fund, which is housed at the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, seeks to invest in the necessary change needed to build

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Funders Come Together to Launch $50 Million CARE Fund

Eight leading philanthropic organizations announced the formation of the Care for All with Respect and Equity (CARE) Fund, a $50 million, multi-year investment in bold, transformational change to build comprehensive care infrastructure that works for everyone. In this once-in-a-generation moment, the CARE Fund is bringing a powerhouse set of grantmakers

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Selected Resources

New York Times: Every 8 Seconds, an American turns 65. How do we care for everyone?

Hosted by Heather McGhee, chairman of the board of Color of Change, former president of Demos, and author of The Sum of Us In this episode of the Ezra Klein Show podcast, guest-host Heather McGhee interviews Ai-Jen Poo — co-founder and executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, a MacArthur grant winner, and author…
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Why Care About Care? Our Economy Depends on It.

This primer was developed by AFN and EOF to elevate the intersectional and intergenerational issues associated with the care economy and the challenges facing low-income women of color who make up the care workforce. This primer is designed to provide funders with responsive strategies and policy solutions which center low-income women of color and ultimately…
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Building Our Care Infrastructure for Equity, Economic Recovery and Beyond

This report, authored by Caring Across Generations Director of Policy and Federal Affairs Josephine Kalipeni and National Domestic Workers Alliance Senior Policy Advisor Julie Kashen, reveals the economic instability for caregivers due to lack of a care infrastructure and offers solutions to ensure a racially just and equitable economic recovery.
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