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    Childcare Funding Crisis

    The end of September 2023 marked the end of the federal pandemic relief funding for childcare programs.

    As of September 30, states are bracing for a significant reduction in federal childcare investment as pandemic-era funding expires. This cutoff could lead to the disappearance of 70,000 childcare programs and over 3 million childcare spots, with far-reaching consequences. The resulting ripple effects in the economy may force parents to reduce their working hours or leave their jobs to care for their children, leading to an estimated annual loss of $10.6 billion in tax and business revenue for states, as reported by The Century Foundation, a progressive public policy think tank.


    In response to this crisis, our analysts have identified several highly rated charities actively bridging the gap to reliable child care. Click on the name of each organization to learn more about its mission, programs, and services, and consider making a donation via the Giving Basket to ensure that children receive the care and attention they deserve, enabling parents to work and provide for their families.


    If you are a U.S.-registered 501(c)(3) charity with a three- or four-star Charity Navigator rating and are responding to this disaster/crisis, please complete and submit this survey, and our curation team will review.

    List of Charities Responding to the Childcare Crisis

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