National Institute for Reproductive Health
NIRH offers breakthrough education programs and advocacy strategies proven to expand access to quality reproductive health care for all women.
Lost in the nationwide controversies surrounding unwanted pregnancies and abortion are the extraordinary organizations working every dayto ensure that women have access to the highest quality of reproductive health care they need, when and where they need it. The NIRH is one such organization. Working in partnership with state and local leaders throughout the country, NIRH offers breakthrough education programs and advocacy strategies proven to expand access to quality reproductive health care for all women. While creating change now, NIRH also helps these leaders and their organizations build capacity to succeed over the long term.
About Our Grants
The Foundation’s three-year grant of $225,000 in 2008 recognizes that with the advent to the White House of a champion of women’s reproductive rights, opportunities to make proactive inroads around reproductive health exist now as they haven’t in over a decade. Funds will largely underwrite NIRH’s Urban Initiative for Reproductive Health to advance an agenda promoting policies and programs that lead to more planned pregnancies and improved reproductive health for all women, particularly in urban areas. Specifically, the Initiative will further the goals of 1) increasing access to contraception, 2) empowering healthy teens, 3) reducing reproductive health disparities, and 4) ensuring healthy pregnancies.