We work with collaborating foundations, like the Segal Family Foundation, to provide funding for the Clinic Upgrade Program. 

Our priority is to fund clinics and hospitals focused on serving the poor in undeserved, rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. We also support select organizations that are serving the very poor in urban or peri-urban areas.

19

Grants

19

Organizations

9

Countries

Burundi / DRC / Ethiopia / Kenya / Mali / Togo / Uganda / Haiti / Peru

Our grants are funded by the Gould Family Foundation Fund for Maternal Newborn Health (MNH) Clinics and by funding from collaborating foundations like the Segal Family Foundation and Child Relief International.

100% of  contributions go to fund grants — there are no sales, marketing, salary, travel or administrative expenses  associated with the Fund. These costs are borne personally by the Gould Family.

$ 1,057,500

Raised to fund equipment since June 2014*

$3,610,000

Value of medical equipment funded**

3.4 X 

Multiplier

From the Gould Family Foundation, the Segal Family Foundation, Child Relief International and recepient NGOs
** calculated at used equipment value or actual value for new equipment

Qualifications for the Clinic - Hospital Upgrade Program grant

  • Established 501 c 3 organization or equivalent status in the receiving country;
  • Successful accomplishments in providing health services to the poor;
  • Established, functioning clinic or hospital: physical structure in place, doctors and nurses on staff or weekly visiting doctor, equipment training and maintenance plan, community health worker – midwife program a strong positive;
  • A plan for staffing, training and expanding the clinic or hospital. Longer term plan to ensure grant free operation.
  • Ability to scale to multiple clinics or rural hospitals in the future a positive.

Please note that we do not accept unsolicited requests for grants.

We introduced GAP Grants in 2017 – two examples:

 

Delivery Subsidy Program – A Path to Clean, Safe & Respectful Deliveries

Many of our partners (who are not providing delivery services) are operating effective antenatal programs but, all too often, expectant mothers (especially the poorest) deliver with a traditional birth attendant or in a sub-standard, government clinic. Overcrowded conditions, lack of an organized referral – transport process, poor infection control procedures, staff indifference or training issues and lack of proper equipment contribute to poor outcomes. The poorest we serve are often relegated to these conditions — we can do better. The Delivery Subsidy Program (DSP) will provide poor expectant mothers with a path from a quality, caring antenatal program to a safe, clean, respectful delivery in a “vetted” clinic. It can also be used to fund transport to and from a clinic and the purchase of a mama kit.

Tri-motorcycle grant to Hope Through Health

75% of expectant mothers in Hope Through Health’s (HTH) catchment areas in northern Togo deliver in a HTH supported delivery center – very impressive results.  When discussing the remaining 25 % that are delivering with TBAs or with family help – the main barrier was transportation.  HTH identified a great solution - tri-motorcycles with a bed and bench attached to transport remote expectant mothers to HTH supported delivery centers.  They are having 3 tri-motorcycles built to support their 3 delivery centers. We are helping HTH fund the procurement and operation of this innovative solution.

Some of Our Grantees

Hope Through Health

Togo

Mother Health International

Uganda

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Democratic Republic of the Congo
See All of Our Grantee Partners

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to the one that is most compelling to you.