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.

Want to introduce yourself?

The Alliance for Early Success does not accept unsolicited grant requests. But we are always interested in meeting new organizations that advocate for policies that improve outcomes for children birth through eight. Are you an organization working to promote racial equity and to dismantle and disrupt structural racism and historic barriers to the success of communities of color? Do you meaningfully partner and  lift up the lived experience of communities of color in your policy, practice, and advocacy? If so, we’d love to hear more about your work.

“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.”

Cory Biggs
Associate Director
ForwARd Arkansas