The Alliance helps state, national, and funding partners achieve better results faster than any one group can do on its own. We help create and support powerful connections among funders, traditional state advocates, non-traditional children’s champions, and national research and policy organizations in and across states.
- National Partners: We invest in national organizations and experts who make up our Technical Assistance (TA) Network. Support from the TA Network is available to all 50 states, and the network changes as we identify needs, gaps, and new ways to support state policy change.
- State Partners: The Alliance supports state leaders by: providing cash grants, leveraging other funding sources, connecting state leaders with technical assistance experts, promoting networking across state and national partners, and convening partners to encourage the exchange of expertise and ideas. This year, the Alliance added new state partners by providing mini-grants to support efforts to increase federal funding for early childhood.
- Funding Partners: The Alliance operates with approximately $7 million annually in pooled funds from the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Irving Harris Foundation, Heising-Simons Foundation, the George Kaiser Family Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and one anonymous funder.
- Aligned Organizations and Partners: The Alliance focus on partnering means that we partner with many organizations that are working to improve outcomes for young children. These valuable relationships are key to all of our work. Partners include: Ounce of Prevention Fund, First Five Years Fund, Educare Learning Network, Grade Level Reading Campaign, the Pew Center on the States Home Visiting Campaign
The Alliance is very proud of our past achievements and successes. You can read our blog to hear from our partners.