The Center for American Progress estimates that 51% of child care in California is at risk of being lost in the current crisis. In the Bay Area counties of Alameda, San Mateo, San Francisco and Santa Clara, private family child care providers who are experiencing financial hardships will be considered for emergency grants.
With funding from the Heising- Simons Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s Center for Early Learning, LIIF is managing emergency grant requests through a targeted regional effort, the COVID-19 Child Care Project, to offset devastating losses. Eligible providers will receive emergency funding to cover staff salaries, rent and other operating expenses that are usually covered by tuition.
For questions about the program and grant eligibility, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you know family child care providers’ businesses run in our own homes. The lack of income will make us lose two things at once, our jobs and our homes… With your support, I’m sure the economy will have the vital foundation of child care available when the time to get back to business is right.
Angelica Guerrero, Founder/Director, Billygoats/Cabritas
San Francisco, CA
Want to participate in LIIF’s COVID-19 Child Care Relief Effort? Your generosity will provide direct relief to those child care businesses left vulnerable by the pandemic. Please contact us to learn more about how to contribute to our regional relief efforts.