Whether you’re an active, recent, or prospective funder or investor in Early Childhood Development (ECD), we help make your job easier. Promise brings forward and connects you to the most promising organizations and talent in ECD, as well as to peer funder organizations.
ECD Venture Index
Our ECD Venture Index is the most comprehensive and open database of social entrepreneurs and ventures in ECD. You can easily search and sort by your primary areas of interest.
ECD Field Primers
Want to learn more about a particular topic within ECD? Whether you’re interested in science, curriculum, systems and more, we can help you get started. Our primers give an overview on key areas of innovation and impact within ECD, including promising strategies for changing outcomes at scale.
For more on the science of ECD: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
For more on investing in ECD: University of Pennsylvania’s Toolkit for Donors in Early Childhood
For more on who’s funding ECD: Early Childhood Funders Collaborative’s map of philanthropic giving
For more on the economic ROI of ECD investments: visit the Heckman Equation 13% ROI Research Toolkit
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We're in the midst of building out more targeted programs for early childhood philanthropists and investors — both existing leaders and newcomers. Our goal is to make connections between funders and promising ventures easier, faster, and more targeted.
To help shape these support and education resources,, we kindly ask you to complete our ten question, 5-minute Need-finding Survey for Early Childhood Philanthropists & Investors.
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