Arizona Early Childhood Funders Collaborative

An initiative of Arizona Grantmakers Forum, the Arizona Early Childhood Funders Collaborative is dedicated to exchanging and linking ideas, knowledge, research and resources to focus statewide attention on a seamless continuum of quality early childhood services that strengthen Arizona’s young children, families and communities.

We do this by engaging government, businesses, organizations and philanthropic partners from within and outside of Arizona to bring additional knowledge and resources to our efforts.

If your grantmaking organization is interested in joining the collaborative, please contact President and CEO Laurie Liles.

Born to Learn AZ

In fall 2018, the collaborative launched its early childhood education awareness effort, Born to Learn AZ. The effort is designed to educate policymakers and political candidates about the value of high-quality early childhood education.

By boosting awareness about the benefits of early learning, the collaborative develops champions at the state Capitol and among business, community and faith organizations who can carry its message: 
High-quality early childhood education makes the difference.

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