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Coalescing Around Care: Philanthropy's Emerging Catalytic Opportunity and Role: A Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Funder-to-Funder Conversation

Thursday, July 29, 2021 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm EDT
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This spring, eight leading philanthropic organizations announced the formation of The Care for All with Respect and Equity Fund – CARE Fund – a $50 million, multi-year investment in bold transformative change to build comprehensive care infrastructure that works for everyone, addressing child care and early education, paid leave, high-quality jobs for all care workers and long-term services and supports for older adults and people with disabilities. 

Join us on Thursday, July 29, 3−4:30 p.m. ET, when leaders from three of these philanthropies ― Ford Foundation, Heising-Simons Foundation, and W.K. Kellogg Foundation ― will join the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) for a Funder-to-Funder Conversation. Joined by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors which is housing the fund, these leaders will share their efforts to date to build a broad-based movement for care at the national level and their plans to begin supporting action in partnership with state and community-facing organizations in the coming months. They will also share resources that they are developing to assist state, local and regional funders in supporting advocacy and narrative changes designed to bring about a universal high-quality care infrastructure that respects both the individuals who provide care services and the individuals and families who rely upon that care.

Co-sponsored by United Philanthropy Forum, this engaging online conversation is a part of GLR Week 2021, a week-long series of virtual events featuring how dozens of states and communities confronted by COVID-19 stepped up to meet the moment. Register and learn more about GLR Week 2021 and the webinars, virtual town hall and daily Twitter chats that will lift up some of the “bright spots and silver linings” insights, lessons learned, and proposed post-pandemic “keepers.” 

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Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
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