Nurture is a nonprofit with fiscal sponsorship by Mission Asset Fund (MAF). MAF is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with deep expertise in equitably delivering innovative tech-forward services.
Nurture’s service delivery model entails partnering with local stakeholders—community-based organizations, child care resource & referral agencies, small business development centers, workforce boards, First 5s—in child care deserts to design customized service strategies to meet the specific needs of aspiring and struggling home-based child care entrepreneurs. Through tech-forward instructional content and coaching, as well as facilitated access to capital and services, Nurture extends the capacity of local programs, without the need to create new stand-alone ones.
Nurture’s financial model relies on philanthropic support for planning, designing, and evaluating new services while leveraging public funding streams—workforce, entrepreneurship, and early care and education—to support ongoing service delivery to cohorts of entrepreneurs.