Alliance for ALL
About the Fund
The Equity and Access Fund is a pool of funds specifically designated to fund memberships for nonprofit organizations with limited financial resources, who also meet TACFS’s eligibility standards with consideration to our goals of expanding racial, ethnic, regional, and economic diversity and inclusion across our membership. The fund will launch and be financed through voluntary donations from other TACFS members, with an emphasis on contributions from organizations that have an ability to contribute resources beyond their annual membership dues. The long-term goal of the Equity and Access Fund will be to identify a funder interested in matching funds from other voluntary donations and philanthropic sources.
We understand that one major barrier to membership of TACFS for providers is lack of consistent access to unrestricted funds. Through the Equity and Access Fund, we seek to provide the opportunity for full memberships for qualifying community-based organizations that have no or very little available unrestricted funding.
We are an ALLiance for ALL and we believe our collective voice will be stronger and more impactful together.
- Recipient organizations receive a free or discounted all-access one-year membership (Learn all about TACFS member benefits) or free/discounted access to the Texas Child Care Administrators Conference
- Recipients will have the opportunity to be matched with a capacity partner to help the new member maximize membership of TACFS
- Membership would be externally indistinguishable from any other TACFS member
Who should give to the Equity & Access Fund?
All TACFS member organizations, community and corporate partners, and sponsors are encouraged to join us in helping to build the Equity & Access Fund. Any sized gift will be foundational to creating the lasting impact we hope to make with the Fund.
Who will be able to apply to the Equity & Access Fund?
Community-based, nonprofit organizations who would already be eligible for TACFS membership will have the opportunity to apply for the Equity & Access Fund in Fall 2024. Organizations that serve underserved areas, are BIPOC-led, and that have a historically-marginalized staff representation are those primarily considered for this Fund.