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FAM’s Mission: Improve maternal and child health by funding projects that advance midwifery as the gold standard for North American maternity care through:

  1. Research,
  2. Public Education,
  3. Advocacy,
  4. and Health Equity Initiatives

Research initiatives support research activities relating to the midwifery model of care.
Public education initiatives provide education to the general public, expectant parents, midwives, student midwives, and/or policy makers regarding the midwifery model of care.
Advocacy (formerly public policy) impacts legislative and policy issues regarding maternal and child health care and/or women’s health that favors using the midwifery model of care and midwives as care providers.
Health equity initiatives implement the midwifery model of care as a solution to meeting the maternal and child health care needs or the most vulnerable with a goal to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates, increase health equity, and reduce health disparities.

The Foundation grants an average of $4,000 to each project with typical grants ranging from $2,000 to $15,000.


  • FAM does not provide individual scholarships.
  • FAM funds projects that serve women in North America only.
  • FAM does not make grants to large public charities such as United Way, March of Dimes, Salvation Army, government agencies, political or religious organizations.
  • FAM supports organizations that are diverse in their leadership, staffing, and service on the basis of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.
  • FAM reserves the right to prioritize support for organizations working within FAM’s areas who serve those that have been subject to economic, social, political, or other forms of discrimination.

Funding Period

FAM grants are intended to provide support for one year. Consideration of continued support in subsequent years requires submission of a proposal of planned activities for the next year, and is based on demonstrable progress of any currently funded project and the availability of funds. FAM will not necessarily give priority to previously funded projects.
Letters of Intent (LOIs) are typically solicited in February. Please check back often for the most recent updates or add your name to our mailing list to receive notification.