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.
[Closed] Family Wellbeing Grant Opportunity: Reducing Stress, Trauma, and Isolation
This funding opportunity is focused on pregnant people and families traditionally not well-served by formal systems of mental health care. These populations include black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), undocumented families, frontline workers, and rural families.
Applicants will be eligible for general operating support grants of up to $50,000 for six months, and funds are intended to strengthen existing programs led by community-based organizations, including both formal and informal mental health supports. Our hope is that the grants will strengthen the wellbeing of pregnant people and parents/caregivers with young children (0-5 years old), along with their children.
Applications are due by 5pm on October 22, 2020. Grants will be awarded by December 1, 2020.
[CLOSED] It’s Time to Bond: Paid Family & Medical Leave Outreach Grants for Pierce and Yakima Counties
Parents and their babies need dedicated time together to develop close, nurturing relationships that set the foundation for healthy development. Paid family leave expands the options for parents and other caregivers who work, giving them the time they need to bond with and care for their babies during those critical early months – without jeopardizing their ability to make ends meet.
Perigee Fund is pleased to announce the availability of one-year outreach grants to increase access to Washington state’s new Paid Family & Medical Leave (“PFML”) program. Our aim is to ensure that working parents and primary caregivers know about the income they are entitled to and that more are able to choose options that give them time to bond with their babies without undermining their family’s financial security.
Funded organizations will receive grants, training, communications support, and resources to connect expectant parents and families with very young children to PFML information, education, and enrollment assistance in Pierce and Yakima Counties.
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.