Care Can't Wait in the States

Equality Can't Wait Challenge
National Domestic Workers Alliance & Caring Across Generations

The National Domestic Workers Alliance, Caring Across Generations, the National Women's Law Center, The Arc, MomsRising Education Fund, and Family Values @ Work, propose to accelerate women's equality by infusing the idea of care as a shared responsibility and coordinating solutions to transform caregiving for all.

Last Updated: January 2023

Executive Summary

In order for women to break through the vicious cycle of institutionalized sexism, we need to transform deeply gendered attitudes around caregiving; coalesce existing movements for child care, paid family and medical leave (PFML), and long-term services and supports (LTSS); and mobilize public demand for high-quality, flexible care options that include valuing the work of paid and unpaid caregivers. This project brings together women's, disability justice, and BIPOC movement leaders who have been working successfully over the past decade to transform the way Americans think about care, to imagine the equitable care infrastructure that women and families of all kinds need and deserve. Our team of highly respected thought leaders, advocates, and field-builders will collaborate in an unprecedented coalition to infuse the idea of care as a shared responsibility into communities across the country and to build the cultural and political muscle necessary to forge lasting, large-scale solutions.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

National Domestic Workers Alliance & Caring Across Generations

Organization Headquarters
New York, United States
Organization ID
Number of Full-time Employees
101 to 300
Annual Operating Budget
$10.1 to 25 Million

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2022 Swift Grants Awardee

Using the expertise of Caring Across Generations, IGNITE and Caring Across Generations will create systems, structures, and supportive culture for IGNITE’s staff and program participants who are caregivers. The team will also use storytelling to highlight the challenges of working while being a caregiver with the intention of influencing policy and best practices in the nonprofit sector.


In the past year, we have rebranded the project as "Care Can't Wait in the States", selected Georgia and Illinois as our first two focus states, increased our presence and strengthened the power of our network, onboarded a partner to assist with the project’s evaluation, increased access to our work through language justice and accessibility, and established a series of coalition working groups.

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