We at Children’s Investment Fund (the Fund) believe that all children need to learn in safe physical environments designed to support their healthy growth and development. We help non-profit organizations in Massachusetts develop high quality facilities for early learning and youth programs.

Investing in high quality early childhood education (ECE) and out-of-school time (OST) programs helps address educational disparities faced by children at risk. But quality is the crucial component. A well-designed, well-equipped environment supports learning, while a poorly adapted and overcrowded environment undermines it. While improved facilities alone will not transform a poorly-run program, we know that facilities problems reduce the quality of care in many average-to-good programs. Children’s Investment Fund works statewide providing grant and loan capital for facilities projects.

Financing
Financing
Nurtury, Boston

Often providers will need to piece together multiple financing sources to cover the cost of a project. The Fund helps finance capital projects. We lend money for facilities renovation or construction, often on more flexible and affordable terms than other lenders.

Financing
Nurtury, Boston
Training
Training
Building Stronger Centers Training Institute, 2014

The Fund provides training opportunities to non-profit child care providers, bringing together experts in financing, design, fundraising, and the development process. We offer a four-day Building Stronger Centers Training Institute as well as a day-long Let’s Take it Outside training on natural play space.

Training
Building Stronger Centers Training Institute, 2014
Technical Assistance
Technical Assistance
Childcare of the Berkshires, North Adams

Lack of experience or technical expertise can be as big a barrier as lack of funding. The Fund provides free technical assistance to its borrowers and grantees and will help connect you to experienced architects, engineers and project managers to move your project forward.

Technical Assistance
Childcare of the Berkshires, North Adams
Welcome

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

For over 25 years, the Children’s Investment Fund has been providing technical expertise and financing to non-profit child care centers planning to improve or expand their facilities. Our primary goal is to increase the supply and quality of child care facilities in Massachusetts. We offer high quality training programs, access to professional consultants and funding to pay for predevelopment expenses, acquisition of property and permanent financing.

We are excited to share with you the launch of our new website. 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 of Children's Facilities Finance
Carl Sussman
Board President, Children's Investment Fund
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