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At some point, every one of us will need care or need to provide care. The COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on the extraordinary contributions of caregivers and exposed the failings caused by our nation’s lack of care policies, especially for communities of color. Advocates, philanthropy, organizers, and policymakers have an opportunity to build on the heightened awareness in the United States of the central role care plays in families, communities, and the economy. Addressing care as a systemic, societal, and communal responsibility using narrative-change strategies will pave the way for seismic cultural, political, and economic shifts and set the stage for ongoing, sustainable policy progress.

With support from the Care for All with Respect and Equity (CARE) Fund and coming together for the first time across issues and constituencies, Asset Funders Network, Disability & Philanthropy Forum, Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, Economic Opportunity Funders, Grantmakers In Aging, and Grantmakers In Health worked together to develop a national landscape analysis of care economy narrative-change efforts.

Online research, field interviews, a funder survey, and a funder focus group were conducted in January-June 2023. The results reflect a snapshot in time on organizations supporting narrative change strategies and tactics, where the most significant gaps and opportunities are, and how philanthropy can best support this work.

Executive Summary

Read the executive summary, The Story of Care: A Snapshot of the Care Narrative Change Landscape.

Full Report

Read the full report, The Story of Care: A Snapshot of the Care Narrative Change Landscape.

Table of Organizations

View the online, searchable table of organizations and projects working on narrative change projects in the care economy.

Watch the Webinar

Hear from report authors on the evolving landscape of narrative change efforts across the care economy, lessons being learned by practitioners and by funders, and potential opportunities for further learning and action.

Accessibility Statement

We strive to ensure that the content for this project is accessible to everyone. The executive summary and full report were approved by PAC (PDF Accessibility Checker) which evaluates the accessibility of PDF files according to ISO Standard 14289-1 (PDF/UA) by using the Matterhorn Protocol. PAC is a tool of the PDF/UA Foundation. The table of projects was evaluated using WAVE and is fully navigable via a screen reader. CART captioning was provided for the webinar.

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