EITC Pooled Fund

The Pooled Fund supports the protection and expansion of state EITCs.

A Decade of Advancing Tax Fairness and Economic Opportunity

Read our 1-Year summary to learn more about the EITC Polled Fund’s history, structure, impact, lessons learned, and the work that lies ahead.

EITC Pooled Fund Timeline

View our  10-year timeline of activities to advance tax fairnessand economic opporunity for low-income workers and families through promotion, protection, and expansion of the federal and state EITC, CTC, and other tax credits.

Working together to increase public support for the federal and state EITC, CTC and other tax credits.

Launched in 2012, the EITC Pooled Fund has awarded more than $7 million to 42 networks, helping to advance economic opportunity for low-income workers and their families across the country through the creation and expansion of tax credits. Economic Opportunity Funders and the EITC Funders Network administer and oversee the State EITC Rapid Response, Campaign and Policy Development Fund and the Federal EITC Campaign Fund to advance tax fairness and economic opportunity for low-income workers and families through the promotion, protection and expansion of the federal and state EITC, CTC and other tax credits. The four funds – together known as the EITC Pooled Fund –  are guided by an advisory group, supported by five national funders and administered by EOF and the EITC Funders Network in partnership with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and The Hatcher Group.

To date,$7,263,000 has been awarded to 36 state networks and 6 national networks: $1,648,000 in state EITC rapid response funds, $3,015,000 in state EITC campaign funds, $1,865,000 in state EITC policy development funds and $735,000 in federal EITC campaign funds.

Rapid Response Fund

The EITC Rapid Response Fund (EITC RRF) was established in 2012 and focuses on quick infusions of support to help an existing effort overcome a communications challenge or opportunity. Awards range from $15,000-$30,000.

Campaign Fund

The EITC Campaign Fund (EITC CF) was established in 2017 and focuses on supporting a year-long effort where a window of opportunity to promote or defend a state EITC seems urgent. Awards are made in the early Fall and range from $30,000-$50,000.

Policy Development Fund

The EITC Policy Development Fund (EITC PDF) was established in 2015 and provides multi-year support to state-based policy groups laying the groundwork to develop or improve state EITCs. Awards are made in the early Fall at $75,000 a year for two years.

Participating foundations in the EITC Pooled Fund include:

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