About Us

Our Mission

The Family Impact Fund provides tuition assistance to children from low-income families for high-quality early education and child care, helping parents to maximize their employment or continue their education.

Our Vision

Access to high-quality early education and child care interrupts the cycle of poverty, empowering two generations at a time. Parents realize financial sustainability and children are prepared for kindergarten, positioning families for a lifetime of success.

Our Program

As there is limited government funding allocated toward child care subsidies each year, there is a perpetual waiting list. Hence, parents who need to work aren’t securing employment, parents who need to attend school aren’t completing their degrees and children who need child care aren’t learning at an optimal level during the early developmental years. Family Impact Fund is committed to meet this challenge by funding tuition assistance for children on the child care subsidy waiting list.

Additionally, when parents are offered a salary increase which places them over the maximum income eligibility level (the “benefits cliff”) of the Federal Child Care Subsidy Program, they are forced to make a choice: Is the salary increase worth the loss of the subsidy for high-quaity child care, such that a $0.25/hour ($43/month) raise will increase their child care cost from $400 to $800 per month? Family Impact Fund is committed to meet this challenge by continuing to fund child care costs over this benefits cliff - between 200% Federal Poverty Level and 100% State Median Income on a sliding income scale - which will provide a path for families toward self-sufficiency and upward economic mobility.

Family Impact Fund is collaborating with Child Care Resources, Inc. to administer this program effectively and efficiently. Together, we will provide hope and opportunity for these children, parents and families…and our community.

Our Staff

Ann Barnes Robertson

Executive Director

Family Impact Fund
220 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Board of Directors

  • Linda Ibsen (Chair)
  • Faye Morrow Bell
  • Anna Stiegel Glass
  • Landrum Henderson
  • Dorothy Killeen
  • Andrew Lindner
  • Merrill McCarty Mills
  • Pearson Pendergrass
  • Matthew Tilley
  • Charles Watson
  • Caroline McGuire Winslett