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ECE Grantmaking Support RFP

LIIF is requesting written proposals for Early Care and Education (ECE) grantmaking support. For more than 25 years, LIIF has provided grants and business capacity building services for ECE providers – the majority of whom are women, immigrants and people of color – to open or expand their businesses. Through the generous support of our funders, LIIF has marshaled more than $40 million in emergency relief funding, making over 2,200 grants to early care and education providers in our focus regions. As LIIF’s work in this area continues to grow, we are seeking a grant administrator to support LIIF’s efforts to scale this work.

LIIF is a national nonprofit community development financial institution with $900 million in assets under management. LIIF’s mission is to mobilize capital and partners to achieve opportunity, equity and well-being for people and communities. Since 1984, LIIF has deployed more than $2.7 billion to serve more than two million people in communities across the country from its five offices. An S&P-rated organization, LIIF innovates financial solutions that create more equitable outcomes for all by building affordable homes, quality educational opportunities from early childhood through higher education, health clinics, healthy food retail and community facilities. More detail can be found on our web site.

Please see the Request for Proposals for more details. Proposals are due to LIIF by Feb. 18, 2022 and the estimated award date is March 23, 2022. MWBEs and nonprofit organizations led by people of color are encouraged to submit proposals.