Children’s Investment Fund’s mission is to improve the quality of and expand access to early childhood education and out-of-school-time programs for children from low- and moderate-income families. In order to broaden the impact of its work, CIF also seeks to support affordable housing for low-income families through place-based, two-generation, and other strategies that result in safer, healthier, and more stable environments in which to raise young children. The organization is affiliated with the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC).

Housing Programs
For Kids Only Afterschool, Revere

Children's Investment Fund
Building Stronger Centers Training Institute, 2018

Commonwealth Workforce Coalition
Catholic Charities, Lynn


All children deserve the opportunity to learn and develop in well-designed learning spaces. We know that clean, safe and healthy environments are an important component of successful teaching and learning.

For nearly 30 years, Children’s Investment Fund has been providing technical expertise and financing to non-profit child care centers planning to improve or expand their facilities. If you are a non-profit organization, we look forward to helping you turn your vision of high-quality space into a reality.

Theresa Jordan
Director, Children's Investment Fund
Michael Lindstrom
Board President, Children's Investment Fund
“Our vision was based in hope. In a step-by-step process (both big and little steps), the CIF financial support and technical assistance has made this renovation project a reality.”
Anne Nemetz-CarlsonChild Care of the Berkshires
  • CEDAC and Children’s Investment Fund Seek Child Care Project Manager

    CEDAC and Children’s Investment Fund (CIF) seek a Child Care Project Manager to join a diverse team of twenty-five employees, including a three-member child care team. The scope of the CIF’s work includes technical assistance, training, grant and loan programs, and advocacy and outreach on improving facilities for community-based programs serving low-income children. Read the job posting

  • Building Quality: Transforming Early Learning Environments in Massachusetts

    In INSITES this week, Children’s Investment Fund (CIF) announces the release of its report, Building Quality: Transforming Early Learning Environments in Massachusetts. The report reflects on CIF’s 30 years of work and celebrates the Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund, which the report is rebranding as the Building Quality Capital Fund. Read INSITES

  • The Overlooked Infrastructure Crisis

    In INSITES this week, we hear from Carl Sussman, founding Executive Director of CEDAC and Children's Investment Fund (CIF) Board member. He shares how child care is an often ignored but critical part of social infrastructure and community development, and stresses the importance of federal investments in high-quality early education and care facilities. Read INSITES

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield Receives $225,000
Patch Wakefield / Sep 07, 2021
The Baker-Polito Administration, along with the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) and its affiliate Children's Investment Fund (CIF), recently announced $7.5 million in Early Education and...