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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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TIME: Our Economy is Powered by Caregivers. That’s Why It’s Time for National Paid Leave

By Melinda French Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, founder of Pivotal Ventures, and best-selling author of The Moment of Lift The pandemic has highlighted what we already knew – the US … Read More

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Chronicle of Philanthropy: Our nation’s care infrastructure is failing families. It’s time for philanthropy to make it a priority.

By Carla Thompson Payton, vice president for program strategy at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. This past year we saw in stark terms how our infrastructure of care fails most Americans. Nearly 3 million women left … Read More

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Washington Post: Too many essential care workers can’t afford the very services they provide

By Sarita Gupta, director of the Ford Foundation’s Future of Work(ers) program The United States faces a crisis of care. Throughout the pandemic, millions of families have had to choose between child care, health and … Read More

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San Francisco Chronicle: Bay Area companies are hiring, but are there enough workers to fill the jobs?

By Chase DiFeliciantonio, San Francisco Chronicle reporter Lily Marquez was working in administration at Samuel Merritt University six years ago when she had her first child. She continued to work part-time at the Oakland school … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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Selected Resources

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 … Read More
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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 … Read More
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