Make An Impact In Illinois

You can transform the future of Illinois’ youngest learners.

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Building Strong Families and Powerful Communities

Illinois Action for Children (IAFC) is creating a future where every family in the United States has equitable access to affordable, high-quality child care and education in their community. Join us in making a difference! Together, we can bridge the racial and economic disparities affecting hundreds of thousands of Illinois children.

Learn About Our Impact

At least 90 cents of every dollar donated will directly support programs and advocacy initiatives.

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2023 Annual Report

View our impact by the numbers by exploring our 2023 Annual Report. Inside, you’ll learn about the exciting initiatives we embarked on within the last year—made possible by the unwavering support of our community.

Thank you for joining us to advance excellence and equity for children and parents throughout Illinois, and for helping us provide the best in early childhood education, care, and resources for families everywhere.

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Our impact is both meaningful and measurable.

Our annual impact, by the numbers

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Children and families served every year with access to high-quality early care and education opportunities.


Advocates educating and empowering families, community leaders, and government.


Children (ages 0-5) receiving high-quality early care and education through our Early Learning Programs


Total Children Served

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Our Pledge to Equality and Justice

We Advocate for Policies that Make A Difference

It is our experience and our belief that we can transform the lives of children by making sure the voices of families, educators and child care providers are heard at all levels of government.

  • Prioritize equitable outcomes from Black, Latinx, low-income, and rural children and families.
  • Support children by supporting their families.
  • Ensure the system works for families and providers.
  • Support and respect parent choice.
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Transform Children’s Lives in Illinois

We believe that every child in Illinois deserves every opportunity to succeed. Your support enables us to continue our impactful work and extend our reach to more children and families in under-resourced communities throughout Illinois.

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For more information, contact:

Sari Rubin

Director of Philanthropy
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