Each year, eligible individuals and groups are encouraged to apply for support for events, short-term projects, and long-term initiatives through our sponsorship and grant programs. This giving occurs in cycles, with applications accepted during the periods outlined below.
Grants made by the Alliance come through two funds: one managed by Alliance members and the other directed by our Community Advisory Committee. When requests for proposals are available, information will be included below. To see examples of previous RFPs visit our archive. To learn more about projects we are supporting or have supported in the past, see here.
Sponsorships for standalone events or short-term programs are typically available on a quarterly basis. When applications are accepted, they will be accessible on this page.
For questions about support outside of our open submission periods, contact us here.
NJBEFA is grateful for the sponsorship requests we receive each giving cycle. When determining funding, we focus on initiatives that align with our overall vision of reducing maternal mortality, eliminating racial disparities in birth outcomes, and advancing community-based solutions to addressing maternal mortality and birth equity in New Jersey. New Jersey-based non-profits and businesses with an annual budget of $500,00 or less are eligible to apply. We also prioritize Black- and Latine-led efforts.
All requests for sponsorship and community support must be submitted through our online application system. Please submit requests at least 45 days prior to your event date. If selected, funds will be disbursed as a grant payment.
Mutual Aid Stewards
The Alliance is seeking 5-7 perinatal workers, based in New Jersey, to design and steward the new Perinatal Wellness Mutual Aid Fund. The Mutual Aid Stewards will set the guiding principles, eligibility requirements, and priorities of the Fund, and also make decisions regarding disbursement of funds. In 2023 and beyond, the Alliance plans to maintain the administrative backing for the Stewards, and will work jointly with the Alliance to ensure continuation of mutual aid.
This is an 18 month commitment, with approximately 6-8 hours of work per month. Stewards will receive an honorarium of $5000, distributed in quarterly installments over the course of the 18-month time period, for their service.
CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Key Dates and Materials
Monday, October 2nd – Call for Expressions of Interest Open
Friday, October 13th – Mutual Aid Steward Opportunity Q & A
Sunday, October 29th – Application Closes at 11:59PM EST