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CARE Fund Insights

The CARE Fund fosters the flow of knowledge, information, and experience across its network of grantees and funders. We invite you to join us in our learning journey.

Children Before Profits 

CARE Fund Executive Director Anna Wadia discusses the risk of private equity in the child care industry at a conference co-hosted by the National Women’s Law Center, Community Change, and Open Markets Institute. Read their accompanying report funded by the CARE Fund.

Why Taxes Matter for the Care Economy: New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support

This CARE Fund webinar discusses how making the tax code more progressive can raise billions, and how philanthropy can support equitable revenue streams for robust caregiving systems and policies.

Care Matters: A 2024 Report Card for Policies In The States

This webinar, hosted by The Century Foundation and Caring Across Generations in partnership with the CARE Fund, brings together care policy experts to explore how pandemic-relief investments supported states to innovate and take action and discuss what more must be done at both the state and federal level.

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5 Strategies for Effective Advocacy and Organizing for Children, Families, and Caregivers

The CARE Fund and the Foundation for Child Development convened 40 advocates, labor and parent organizers, parent leaders, and others in Washington, DC, to discuss lessons from the unprecedented yet temporary pandemic-era success in reducing child poverty and more. Several themes and strategies emerged from the discussion.

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Understanding Private Equity & Corporate Interest in Care

This CARE Fund webinar provides an overview of how private equity firms are investing in different parts of the care sector, and the potentially detrimental impacts their approach can have on workers and families.

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

In these briefs, the CARE Fund and The Century Foundation examine lessons for equitable implementation from the historic American Rescue Plan investments across the care infrastructure: child care, paid leave, and home and community-based services.

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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.

Overcoming the Systemic Devaluing of Women’s Work

At a conference co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau and The Worker Institute @ ILR-Cornell, CARE Fund Executive Director Anna Wadia discussed the imperative that care programs funded by the American Rescue Plan are implemented equitably. Her remarks were featured in Early Learning Nation.

Why Care is Essential

Grantee partners, donors contributing to the fund, and other philanthropic professionals with an interest in the care agenda joined a dynamic learning session held by the CARE Fund in June 2021.

CARE Fund News

Care Is About Democracy—And It Wins at the Ballot Box

CARE Fund Executive Director Anna Wadia writes for Ms. Magazine about how care has become a top concern among voters and a unifier across gender, race and party identification.
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The Case for Why Care Can't Wait

This article features CARE Fund Partner, Pivotal Ventures, and its recently published report, “The Data-driven Case for Care.” The article mentions the CARE Fund’s work to expand philanthropic support for the care movement.
Download: Pivotal Ventures Makes the Case for Why Care Can’t Wait _ Inside Philanthropy
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Fair play: Why centering gender is the only way to end inequality

Centering gender means building blueprints to fix broken economic systems, and in the United States, economic and gender justice is inextricably tied to the care economy.
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A Look Inside How the CARE Fund is Changing the Way Society Views Care

In an update to a 2021 article about the CARE Fund’s impact, Inside Philanthropy interviewed CARE Fund Executive Director Anna Wadia about the Fund’s progress and future.
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Why Funders Are Coming Together to Invest in Care

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.
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Select Resources from the Field

Why Taxes Matter for Care Investments

This primer by the National Women’s Law Center explains how using federal tax dollars to strengthen and grow our care systems would go a long way toward ensuring that our loved ones receive the care that they need.
Download: Why-the-2025-Tax-Fight-Matters-for-Care-Investments
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Care Matters: A 2024 Report Card for Policies in the States

The Century Foundation and Caring Across Generations grade all 50 states and DC on pivotal policies, such as paid leave, child care, aging and disability care, and access to quality jobs for care workers.
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Long-term Services and Supports (LTSS) Resource Hub

All in one place, MITCoLab’s Resource Hub provides impactful data, helpful reports, state-specific information and innovative solutions for LTSS, including equitable financing models and worker-owned co-op solutions.
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The Story of Care: A Snapshot of the Care Narrative Change Landscape

Deploying narrative-change strategies across care issues will help create the conditions for cultural and policy progress. Coming together for the first time across issues and constituencies, with support from the CARE Fund, six philanthropy support organizations developed a national landscape analysis of care economy narrative-change efforts.
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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Equitable Implementation CARE Fund Grantee Publications

The COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding economic crisis undermined the health and economic well-being of American workers.  In March 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to help stimulate the economy and deliver immediate relief to workers. The CARE Fund supported several organizations providing technical assistance to administrators.
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New York Times: Every 8 Seconds, an American turns 65. How do we care for everyone?

In this episode, podcast host Ezra Klein interviews Ai-Jen Poo, co-founder of the National Domestic Workers Alliance about what is needed to fix America’s patchwork systems of care.
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Why Care About Care? Our Economy Depends on It.

This primer, developed by AFN and EOF, elevates 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.
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Building Our Care Infrastructure for Equity, Economic Recovery and Beyond

This report, by Caring Across Generations and the National Domestic Workers Alliance, outlines how a fully-financed care infrastructure across the lifespan is critical to a racially just and equitable economic recovery, and is also key to building a pathway forward that is sustainable for all families.
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Download: Building Our Care Infrastructure
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These select resources have been located or developed in partnership with our network. If you have any questions or suggestions for resources to include on this page, please contact us at

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