From the Field: The Birth Trust

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Project Title

The Birth Trust

Name of organization, agency, or institution

Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery

Primary Contact Name and Title

Robin Hutson, Executive Director

Project Aim and Goals

The Birth Trust provides funding for projects that advance midwifery and woman-centered childbirth or reduce birth disparities through educational, policy, and research projects. The Birth Trust is a grant-making fund where donors and birth activists commit a certain amount monthly and then vote and select which projects get funded. Since the Birth Trust launched in 2010, nine very diverse projects have been selected.

Blueprint Area(s) Addressed

Strategies Used


The first year’s evaluation will occur in the Spring of 2012.



For More Information

Robin Hutson, at

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