Greater learning and effectiveness in how we use our individual resources
More collaboration and alignment across our varied philanthropic strategies
Collective action for more and better funding, and support for our wider field
As a platform for elevating the philanthropic field through shared best practices, building grant-craft, and pooling efforts, ECFG is predicated on the idea that we are “better together” - that working together we can drive greater sustainable change than the work of individual foundations. We believe in investing in children and youth as a primary means of achieving sustainable human, social, and economic development, all of which are critical to furthering global human rights, peace, and security. Collaboration is at the core of our work. Here’s how you can get involved:
ECFG creates space for members to leverage the rich diversity – in approach, size, and expertise – of different philanthropic actors working to support children’s rights and wellbeing around the world. Our members work in different geographies, but all recognize that we are all part of a broader global system and use this diversity to build on each other’s strengths, learn lessons across borders, and address root causes with lasting effect. By coming together as a group of funders, members strengthen their individual grant-making and field impact, putting into practice what they require their partners to do: collaborate, coordinate and communicate effectively.
ECFG recognizes that our members work within a broad ecosystem of actors, and seeks to make connections and collaborate strategically with external partners. We welcome inquiries about potential partnerships. Examples of recent collaborations include co-convening a Global Rights Summit and commissioning a report on the weaponization of children. Please note that Elevate Children Funders Group is not a grantmaking institution. We do not accept funding proposals or concept notes, nor do we issue requests for proposals. We cannot connect organizations seeking funds with our members, or discuss our members’ grantmaking. ECFG is strictly a “no-pitch" space.