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Strategic Investments

The Alliance for Early Success makes two types of grants: funding for state organizations working to scale early childhood impacts and outcomes, and funding for leading national organizations that support that state-level advocacy.

The Alliance for Early Success invests in three key areas.

  • Advocacy to strengthen traditional and non-traditional advocate and grassroots voices to act as champions for vulnerable young children and their families.
  • Policymaker leadership to inform policy and budget actions by governors, legislators, chief education officers, and state administrators.
  • Knowledge and research to serve as a base for effective communications, user-friendly information, policy analyses, and information sharing.

We invest in national organizations and experts who make up our Technical Assistance (TA) Network. The TA Network changes as we identify needs, gaps, and new ways to support state policy change.  All of our TA Network grants include funds for Rapid Response. Rapid Response is immediate support that helps seize an unforeseen policy and funding opportunity, or fend of an unexpected crisis.

Click below to see our current investments.

“Being a part of the Alliance network has been immeasurably beneficial to our work and to the success of children in Arkansas. It truly feels like we are part of a family, embraced by an Alliance staff that cares deeply about who we are and what we are doing to improve outcomes for every child.”