THANK YOU ELEPHANT CIRCLE COMMUNITY!
We asked and you gave so generously.
We set our sights on raising $5000 and, thanks to your generous support, WE DID IT!
We raised more than $5K and funded 10 Birthworkers of Color all over the United States. Three applicants received $600, four applicants received $300 and - in the spirit of meeting immediate needs - we gave $400 to a birthworker who went to extraordinary lengths to support a family and found themselves stuck, without the funds to travel back to their own family.
Folks donated from $5 to $500, with 5 individuals giving more than $400 and two organizations, The Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition and the Queer and Transgender Midwives Association, supporting birthworkers generously at $1200 and $500 apiece.
We plan to move from a rolling application process to two-three rounds of funding per year. Please keep an eye out this spring for information about the next round of applications! Open to all who identify as a person of color and a birthworker. Awards generally range from $200-$500 each.