We invest in partners working to improve access to quality, respectful and equitable maternity care, by expanding and strengthening the maternity care provider workforce, advancing effective solutions, and putting women at the center.


Grantees are thoroughly vetted according to our guiding principles. We then build relationships based on trust and focus on establishing robust support.

Demonstrated Impact. Programs demonstrate how they are improving maternal health, reaching marginalized populations, and impacting communities.

Championing The Work. We go beyond funding, providing a public platform, in-kind donations, staff support, and links to key people in our community.

Sustainability. Programs we support work with partners and government at the local level to strengthen communities in a sustainable ways.

Transparency. We share grantees’ stories, photos, and data with our community so they see where their dollars are going. We evaluate grantees’ financials and leadership to ensure responsible growth.

True Partnership. We support programs that will work in mutual partnership with us and other grantees to reach our shared vision of safe pregnancy and childbirth.

Leadership and Voice. We aim to support groups led by women and people from the communities they work in.



Every Mother Counts accepts funding proposals by invitation only and does not accept unsolicited proposals.

In addition, we are not looking to add any new countries beyond those we are currently funding in (specifically Bangladesh, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Tanzania, and the United States).

Grants are made twice annually based on a winter and a fall giving cycle. We issue invitations to programs to submit proposals in November, with proposals due by February 1 and funding disbursed by March 31, and in May, with proposals due by August 1 and funding disbursed by September 30.

We look for organizations that align with our giving principles and meet the following criteria:

  • Are a registered 501(c)3 or country equivalent, or able to comply with U.S. financial expenditure requirements for public charities
  • Have an annual operating budget of less than $1 million USD
  • Have diverse funding streams and transparent accounting systems
  • Are able to provide 2 funder references and 3 years of financial reports