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
  • New Blog Post Series Profiling Retiring Leaders of Organizations Throughout Central and Western Massachusetts

    In INSITES this week, we present a series profiling retiring leaders of organizations throughout Central and Western Massachusetts, including: Elton Ogden, former President of Berkshire Housing Development Corporation; Joanne Campbell, former Executive Director of Valley Community Development Corporation; Dominick Marcigliano, former Executive Director of Worcester Community Housing Resources; and Peter Gagliardi, former Executive Director of Way Finders. Read INSITES

  • Children’s Investment Fund Newsletter – Fall 2021

    Check out the latest Children's Investment Fund (CIF) Newsletter for important program updates and project news, including the upcoming FY22 EEOST Capital Fund round and the announcement of CIF's new report, Building Quality: Transforming Early Learning Environments in Massachusetts.

  • Designing the Edgerley Family Horizons Center as a Welcoming, Trauma-Informed Space for Families

    In INSITES this week, we hear from Mike Lindstrom – Principal of studioMLA Architects and Children’s Investment Fund (CIF) Board Chair – and Bree Horwitz, CIF Senior Project Manager, as they highlight the Horizons for Homeless Children’s new Edgerley Family Horizons Center in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. Mike explains how studioMLA approached the design of this child care facility. Read INSITES

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Investing in child care infrastructure can be transformative
CommonWealth Magazine / Dec 27, 2021
CHILD CARE is vital to our economy. This has never been more apparent than over the past 18 months as the COVID-19 pandemic shut down schools and child care centers across the Commonwealth – and the country. Parents a...