OVERVIEW: Every Mother Counts supports safe pregnancy and childbirth, and access to quality maternal healthcare in the U.S. and abroad.
IP TAKE: Every Mother Counts prioritizes local and grassroots groups over large international organizations.
PROFILE: Every Mother Counts (EMC) is a nonprofit organization established by model and social entrepreneur Christy Turlington Burns. It seeks to “make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere.” Having suffered childbirth complications, Burns created EMC to bring increased awareness to global maternal health matters. EMC continues to support its own advocacy and awareness programs but it also makes grants to support like-minded organizations operating in the U.S. and abroad.
Unfortunately, EMC's website does not offer information regarding how grant seekers may secure funding. Its latest tax filings also do not indicate whether or not it accepts grant applications or proposals. Given this lack of information, it is likely that EMC takes a proactive approach towards its grantmaking by seeking organizations with which it wants to work. EMC does not geographically restrict its grants, but it directs the majority of its awards to groups working in developing and least developed countries around the world, where the need is acute.
Grant seekers should reach out to EMC staff and introduce themselves.
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