Children’s Investment Fund’s mission is to improve the quality 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
  • Baker-Polito Administration Awards $7.5 Million To Fund Health And Safety Improvements To 36 Early Education Organizations Across The State

    In INSITES this week, we recap the Baker-Polito Administration's July 20th announcement of $7.5 million in Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund grants for FY21. Thirty-six child care organizations received awards for capital improvements related to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Lt. Governor Polito visited East Boston Social Centers to tour the facility and announce the grants, which were modified this year to range between $100,000 - $250,000 for critical health and safety improvements.  Read INSITES

  • Perseverance and Resilience in a Time Of Crisis: Announcing CEDAC’s 2020 Annual Report

    CEDAC is excited to share our FY20 Annual Report, which highlights how we’ve helped our non-profit community partners continue to develop affordable housing and child care facilities across the Commonwealth. Despite the many hardships caused by the pandemic, the community development sector has demonstrated remarkable resiliency and perseverance in moving forward and supporting the individuals and families they serve. Read INSITES

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Early education programs get financial boost from state / Jul 20, 2021
The state has awarded $7.5 million in Early Education and Out of School Time Capital Fund (EEOST) capital improvement grants to thirty-six organizations across the state to renovate childcare facilities that serve primar...