Babies and adult caregivers need intimacy and connection to thrive. Pregnancy and the time right after a baby is born or adopted is a time of extraordinary growth, development, and connection for a family. It is also a time of increased stress, especially for families impacted by racism, trauma, and poverty.
Everyone should have what they need to experience healthy foundational relationships, though many communities do not. Inclusive policies, programs, and community resources are required to make sure caregivers can create and sustain strong relationships.
At Perigee Fund, we resource partners focused on advancing systems and policies that support the wellbeing of expectant families and families with infants and toddlers. We are also focused on getting resources to families now in ways that can help decrease stress and overload.
Funding opportunities will be posted here on a periodic basis.
Guaranteed Basic Income in Washington State: Design Phase
Perigee Fund is seeking a design partner to develop a groundbreaking guaranteed basic income (GBI) pilot program in one to three communities across Washington State. The pilot should be anchored around an intent to enroll pregnant families in a no-strings-attached GBI program, supporting them from the time of pregnancy to the period up to age three.
Perigee Fund expects to award a six-month grant focused on designing the pilot and developing an implementation plan. At the end of the design process the funded partner should submit their plan and a request for financial support to implement the pilot.
Proposals in response to the RFP must be submitted by January 7, 2021.
Types of Projects We Fund
Perigee Fund supports 501(c)(3) organizations whose work fosters the development of early relationships between babies and their families and caregivers.
Perigee Fund partners with organizations nationwide but places emphasis on Washington state and the Pacific Northwest.