Information about our ongoing grant projects
Breech Without Borders is applying for grants, specifically ones that will allow us to train health professionals serving historically underrepresented communities.
The first grant we will be applying for is the Macy Foundation's Board Grant. We are focusing on the following priority: "Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Belonging."
Breech Without Borders has chosen these target groups:
- BIPOC & low-income maternity care providers
- Indian Health Services maternity care providers
- Plain midwives and/or providers who serve predominantly Plain populations
- Providers serving migrant communities
Our 3-year grant project would bring vaginal breech trainings to 24 communities per year, free of charge. Each training workshop would teach up to 50 people, enabling us to train 1,200 providers per year.
In addition, each community would receive a Sophie and Her Mum simulator, which would be entrusted to a local organization capable of caring for and operating the simulator. Any local birth worker would be able to practice on the simulator, creating a open-access, collaborative model for learning and continuing education.
In exchange for the free training & simulator access, our trainees would pledge to offer pro bono services to a certain number of women per year, further expanding our mission to make vaginal breech more accessible, especially in the most underserved and vulnerable populations.
Potential grant recipients
Meet Ximena Rojas of Justicia en Salud and the Refugee Health Alliance. She is a midwife on the Tijuana-San Diego border and serves migrant communities.
CNM Jeanine Valrie Logan of Chicago's West Side explains why vaginal breech training is important for her and her community.
Please share your video with us!
Would you be willing to take 1-2 minutes and film a short video for our grant application? All you need to do is answer these 3 questions:
- Who are you? (Introduce yourself and your community)
- Why is breech training important for your community?
- Why is breech training important for you as a provider?
Please send your video to email@example.com. If you are sending a large file, we recommend using WeTransfer.com.
We want your input!
If you serve, or are part of, one of our target communities, please fill out this short survey: bit.ly/Macysurvey