Countdown to Giving Tuesday – Day 2

Two days to go, til’ #GivingTuesday! Getting excited? We certainly are.

Our goal was to post daily for the 9 days leading up to #GivingTuesday, each day highlighting the work of each of our grantees. Feel free to take a look at previous posts to catch up.

Today, we’re featuring the COVID-19 Birth Worker Relief Fund. FAM provided funds, alongside other supporters to the fund which was initiated by the generous support of Tara Health Foundation.

The purpose of this project is to provide one-time small grants, in the amount of $500-2500, to Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Birth Workers (e.g., doulas, lactation support persons, midwives, etc.) and birth centers, and BIPOC-led public health and community-based organizations that are working with and providing direct perinatal services to pregnant and postpartum BIPOC people and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is a collaborative effort between the University of California San Francisco School of Nursing, the California Black Infant Health Program, and California Breastfeeding Coalition. You can learn more about the fund here:

We’re proud :muscle::skin-tone-6:to say that the fund is delivering more than $330,000, in one-time, small grants to BIPOC birth workers!:clap::skin-tone-5::clap::skin-tone-5::clap::skin-tone-5:Check back tomorrow for our feature on the National Black Midwives Alliance, our last post in our 9-day series leading up to #GivingTuesday. You can help us out by posting content on the big day from our toolkit here: And of course, you can help us deliver more grants by donating here: #Give4Midwifery #formidwifery