Giving Compass' Take:
- Gina Dalma, Christine Padilla, and Christine Thorsteinson share how the Silicon Valley Community Foundation's early childhood development strategy seeks to address systemic disparities.
- How can other programs learn from this effort? What can your role be in increasing equity in early childhood programs?
- Read guidance to inform 2021 early childhood grantmaking.
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SVCF’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) Strategic Initiative is comprised of three prongs: catalyzing philanthropic investment, activating leadership and supporting learn and action in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. In this episode, SVCF Executive Vice President for Community Action, Policy and Strategy Gina Dalma is joined by SVCF Director of Early Childhood Development Christine Thorsteinson, along with Executive Director for Build Up for San Mateo County’s Children (Build Up SMC) Christine Padilla. The three leaders discuss how early childhood development is an impact area intertwined with issues of race, equity, and social justice.
Read the full article about early childhood development with Gina Dalma, Christine Padilla, and Christine Thorsteinson at Silicon Valley Community Foundation.