Anna Lalor Burdick Program Grants

2017 Grants

Choices. Memphis Center for Reproductive Health
Memphis, TN
$18,060 for the development and online dissemination of a series of animated videos that provide comprehensive reproductive and sexual health information to teens, as a way to circumvent conservative local policies that prevent this type of education in public schools. The videos also encourage viewers to become advocates for policy change in their communities.

Daughters of the Diaspora
Philadelphia, PA
$10,000 to support Daughters of the Diaspora, which aims to teach self-esteem and reproductive health to adolescent women throughout the African Diaspora, in continuing its programming in Philadelphia, launching programs in New York City, and beginning to expand programming into Kingston, Jamaica; and Apam, Ghana.

Haiti Projects
Hanover, MA
$24,000 for a strategic reproductive health education campaign, targeted to adolescents and nulliparous women in 28 rural communities in Haiti, to promote family planning services and dispel myths about using contraception before having a child.

Hesperian Health Guides
Berkeley, CA
$25,000 to build and test the Safe Abortion mobile app for frontline health workers in East African countries, to enable them to access and share unbiased information, counsel young women about safe abortion options, provide referrals to services, and reduce abortion stigma.

Physicians for Reproductive Health Inc.
f/b/o Global Doctors for Choice
New York, NY
$30,000 to distill its in-person physician advocacy training into a series of shorter online training sessions, which will reach providers who would be unable to attend in-person trainings due to geographic distance, costs involved, or time constraints.

Memphis, TN
$20,000 for the Vacation Body School, a three-day, faith-based, comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education and mobilization training for youth in grades 6-12. Structurally based on the church youth programming tradition of Vacation Bible School, the program aims to broaden access to information in response to state laws prohibiting comprehensive sex education in public schools.

University of South Carolina Educational Foundation
Columbia, SC
$25,000 to conduct workshops that engage youth in foster care, who are at significantly higher risk for unintended pregnancy than the general population, in honest, positive discussions about sex and healthy relationships with the goal of increasing reproductive health literacy and improving sexual outcomes.

University of Tennessee
College of Education, Health, and Human Services
Knoxville, TN
$30,000 for East Tennessee Partners in Prevention, which will provide comprehensive reproductive health education directly to East Tennessee youth, train the staff of local youth-serving organizations, disseminate information about accessing free IUDs and implants at A Step Ahead Foundation, and train a public health graduate student to become a health educator and advocate for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health in East Tennessee.


2016 Grants

Blue Mountain Clinic
Missoula, MT
$9,500 towards the development of BLUE Youth Health, a statewide training and education support network to improve sex education and promote a culture of healthy and safe sexuality among youth and families. The project will involve assembling a resource library, training educators, and offering in-classroom sex education teaching and lesson plans for K-12 educators.

Freedom from Hunger
Davis, CA
$20,000 to train community leaders to integrate family planning information, as an aspect of financial planning and budgeting, into women’s savings group programs in ten communities in Bénin.

Hampshire College Trustees
f/b/o Civil Liberties and Public Policy
Amherst, MA
$5,000 to support continued implementation of the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps during its second year of national expansion.

Health Connected
Redwood City, CA
$17,500 to support an independent evaluation of the Teen Talk High School Refresher, a five-hour (one hour per day for five days) booster course for 11th and 12th grade students that aims to equip older teens with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed sexual health decisions as they transition into adulthood.

Hesperian Health Guides
Berkeley, CA
$20,000 to translate into Spanish, adapt, and field test the materials in Health Actions for Women, Hesperian’s community advocacy guide for young women in Latin America and the United States, including community health workers and other organizers who work with Latina communities.

Howard Brown Health Center
Chicago, IL
$25,000 to support the development of sex-positive and gender-affirming marketing materials on comprehensive SRH practices—including birth control options, pregnancy options, abortion, chest/breast exams and paps, emergency contraception, and consent and healthy relationships—targeted to young women and LGBTQ individuals ages 12–24.

Justice Resource Institute
f/b/o My Life My Choice
Needham, MA
$21,200 in support of a collaboration between My Life My Choice and Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts to ensure that commercially sexually exploited youth receive sensitive and effective sex education and care.

New Venture Fund
f/b/o Lady Parts Justice League
Brooklyn, NY
$20,000 to support the development of videos as part of the Reproductive Health Myth Busters video series, which debunks myths on such topics as IUDs, abortion health risks, and abortion accessibility, in response to the spreading of misinformation about reproductive health services.

Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health
New York, NY
$20,000 to support the addition of two new modules—“Abortion and Adolescents” and “Commercial Sexual Exploitation”—to the organization’s training curriculum materials for pediatric practitioners, including adolescent specialists.

Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Families
Bronx, NY
$15,000 for the development of a culturally sensitive and relevant SRH curriculum for the girls served by Sauti Yetu’s Girls Empowerment and Leadership Initiative, which works with African immigrant high school students ages 13–21, many of whom are Muslim.

Uganda Village Project
Walnut, CA
$7,550 to support the pilot of a family planning education and supply program aimed at adolescent girls, based on the organization’s successful model of community engagement with adult women.

Wuqu’ Kawoq
Bethel, VT
$25,000 to support the integration of family planning into the organization’s healthcare services for indigenous Maya women in Guatemala. The project will combat misconceptions about long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) and other contraceptive methods as well as providing access to services.


2015 Grants

Ecumenical Coalition for Women and Families
Biloxi, MS
$25,000 in support of Faith in Women, an organizing and advocacy project that works with clergy and other faith leaders in Mississippi to increase their engagement and knowledge of reproductive health issues.

Chapel Hill, NC
$25,000 to add youth-oriented sexual and reproductive health information to the Women’s Rights Application (WRAPP), a mobile app developed by two local organizations, Zamrize and Asikana Network, in Zambia’s Southern Province; and to share comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights information via the interactive radio program of Contact Trust Youth Association, a local youth-led organization.

Maternal and Family Health Services
Wilkes-Barre, PA
$18,000 to augment the organization’s teen information and education sources by developing and advertising a two-way text information service, to be rolled out statewide.

Oakland, CA
$25,000 to train the staff of youth-serving organizations on providing comprehensive, trauma-informed sexual and reproductive health education and services to victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Washington, DC
$35,000 for national dissemination—through conferences, webinars, and publications—of “Supporting Latino Parents in California to Prevent Teen Pregnancy,” a project whose pilot was funded by ALB in 2013.

Reproductive Health Access Project
New York, NY
$25,000 to translate the organization’s free, evidence-based educational materials for reproductive health care providers into Hindi, Korean, and Vietnamese. The materials, which support informed decision-making and patient-centered reproductive care, are also available in English and Spanish.


2014 Grants

Ibis Reproductive Health
Cambridge, MA
$18,113 to expand and improve GirlswithNerve, a decision-support website for young women with epilepsy, a disorder that involves complex medical and social interactions with sexual and reproductive choices. This project, devoted to teens, follows upon research and development of a decision-support tool for adult women with epilepsy.

Jane’s Due Process
Austin, TX
$17,000 to hire a marketing and outreach coordinator and to contract with a web professional to develop online and social media outreach, to ensure that information about the organization, which provides legal support for young women pursuing their reproductive rights in Texas, reaches its intended audience.

Native American Community Board
Lake Andes, SD
$20,000 to continue to support full access to reproductive choice services for Native American women and girls served by the Indian Health Service on reservations, by training 150 native women as advocates to apply grassroots pressure for both policy change and appropriate service.

Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri
St. Louis, MO
$20,000 for the Teen Advocates for Sexual Health (TASH) Advocacy Project, an action campaign by teens to organize for increased or improved sex education and services in three high schools in the region during 2014 and 2015.

Venture Strategies for Health and Development
Oakland, CA
$25,000 to educate women in Mozambique about using misoprostol to safely terminate an early pregnancy.

WV FREE (WV Focus: Reproductive Education and Equality)
Charleston, WV
$35,000 to conduct “all-options” training with 150 health and social service providers throughout West Virginia to ensure that health and social service personnel working with teen and adult women support them with full information in a non-judgmental fashion.


2013 Grants

Future Net d/b/a EyesOpenIowa
West Des Moines, IA
$25,000 to ensure adolescent sexual health in Iowa by expanding educational opportunities and coverage in a large state.  This project is expected to have an impact on a large number of teens, many of whom are isolated in rural communities.

Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy
Boston, MA
$20,000 to support community organizing that will lead to implementation of sex education in the Lawrence, Massachusetts, schools.

NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts
Boston, MA
$20,000 to support the Certified Truth Program that will alert Massachusetts organizations and health facilities that their referral data bases contain CPCs.  A pilot effort has shown that women and clinicians are responsive to accurate information on the topic of unplanned pregnancies.

Native American Community Board
Lake Andes, SC
$20,000 to support full access to reproductive choice services for Native American women and girls served by the Indian Health Service on reservations.  The NACB will work toward fair implementation using three strategies: training 150 women in three states as activists; pressing the IHS for rapid action; and conducting a communications campaign so that women know their rights and begin to demand them from individual IHS clinics and pharmacies.

Sadie Nash Leadership Project
New York, NY
$20,000 to implement efforts to bring about a deeper engagement with reproductive justice and sexual health in its programs.  SNLP will expand its partnerships at two New York high schools by presenting free classes for pregnant and parenting teens.  The programs will foster increased agency around reproductive choices and making connections between motherhood and leadership.

Teen Connection of Takoma, Inc. d/b/a Teen and Young Adult Health Connection (TAYA)
Silver Springs, MD
$10,000 to increase access to, and use of, Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) among teen and young adult women who will not be covered by the Affordable Care Act.

The Kasiisi Project
Cambridge, MA
$16,000 so support expanded girls’ reproductive education in Kibale, Uganda. The project will design and test a school-based reproductive education program for adolescent girls in rural Uganda that is expected to be sustainable and scalable.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Washington, D.C.
$25,000 for the Supporting Latino Parents in California to Prevent Teen Pregnancy program that improves family communication about sex and pregnancy in Latino communities in California.  The project uses promontores to deliver the evidence-based program Families Talking Together.

Trust Women
Wichita, KS
$10,000 to support reproductive justice advocacy focused on the Midwest and Southwest, where rules are restrictive and services are lacking. The program will support a hotline and referral service to cover Kansas and Oklahoma.

Total 2013 Grants: $166,000


2012 Grants

Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti
Chatanooga, TN
$20,000 to provide sex education in Leogane, Haiti, for in-school groups and “youth groups” for those out of school or from different districts. In addition, referrals to two clinics will be boosted by a youth-produced radio spot.

Community Hospital Health Services Foundation d/b/a Community Health Foundation
Springfield, OH
$15,000 in support of a youth empowerment approach to the problem of teen pregnancy in which a group of teens will choose and implement the specific outreach techniques that they believe will motivate behavior change among their peer group.

Ibis Reproductive Health, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
$20,000 to improve sexual and reproductive health education for school-based, HIV-positive young women in Johannesburg, South Africa.

NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Foundation
Alexandria, VA
$30,000 to support the Sex Education Awareness Now Petersburg project in which a coalition of community groups will work to bring comprehensive sex education to students in the Petersburg, Virginia public schools.

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
Burlington, VT
$20,000 in support of the Reproductive Health Telemedicine Initiative, which seeks to protect and expand access to reproductive and sexual health care and education in rural communities in Northern New England.

The Hyde Square Task Force
Jamaica Plain, MA
$10,000 in support of the youth-led campaign for sex education and condom availability in the Boston public schools.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
$10,000 in support of a project to increase and understand adolescents’ use of a sexual health text message service.

Total 2012 Grants: $125,000


2011 Grants

Children’s Home Society of West Virginia
Charleston, WV
$10,000, to support the Teen Outreach & Pregnancy Prevention Program by replicating faithfully the Family Life and Sexuality Education portion of the Carrera youth development curriculum developed by the Children’s Aid Society of NY

Family Planning Council of Iowa
Des Moines, Iowa
$25,000, in extend the My Life My Choices My Control Program’s outreach to survivors of domestic violence and/or reproductive coercion through an expanded partnership with the state’s Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Fresno Barrios Unidos
Fresno, CA
$25,000, in support of the Entre Amiga’s Promotoras Program which will train women to be community resources for accurate information about reproductive health in their community

Pro-Choice Resources
Minneapolis, MN
$20,000, to update and distribute the 8th edition of the Educator’s Guide to Sexuality Education to a national audience.

Venture Strategies Innovations
Anaheim, CA
$25,000, in support of Saving Lives from Unsafe Abortion in Rural Ethiopia through Community Awareness, a pilot program with two groups of women in Ethiopia

2011 Total: $105,000


2010 Grants

Migrant Health Promotion
Saline, MI
$25,000 for the Informate (Inform Yourself) Teen Health Program which trains peer health educators to provide accurate reproductive health information in migrant farmworker communities that have poor access to accurate information.

Blue Mountain Clinic
Missoula, MT
$10,000 to support the development and launch of the Montana Access Project, a text messaging service, providing confidential access to a menu of educational resources.

Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services
Honolulu, HI
$22,000 in support of a program designed to provide reproductive health education to young women in the growing Chuukese Micronesian immigrant population in Hawaii, with an emphasis on increasing spacing between pregnancies.

The Initiative for Jewish Women
Houston, TX
$25,000 to develop the There’s Only 1U iPhone app that is a learning tool and information source about reproductive health for use by young people.


2009 Grants

Community Hospital Health Services Foundation
Springfield, OH
$10,000 to increase the number of comprehensive human sexuality education sessions and provide more youth with information to help them develop healthy sexual attitudes and behaviors

Hesperian Foundation
Berkeley, CA
$30,000 to support methodological field testing and revisions of Community Action for Women’s Health and Empowerment to assist women and community health workers put activities into practice that pay special attention to the needs of adolescent and young women regarding family planning and pregnancy termination, safe motherhood, maternal health, sexuality education and rights and prevention of sexual and gender-based violence.

Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center
Bangor, ME
$23,350 to reverse the eight-year upward trend unintended pregnancies, with a special focus on education and outreach to women under the age of 25, by providing medically accurate, comprehensive sex education.

Montachusett Opportunity Council, Inc.
Fitchburg, MA
$43,395 to provide a 36-week, culturally sensitive program for young Latinas that combines comprehensive reproductive health information with mentoring.

NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Foundation
Alexandria, VA
$30,000 to provide information through tabling, campus forums, dorm storms and meetings with newspaper staff and health centers to ensure that medically accurate information is available on Virginia college campuses.

PCI-Media Impact, Inc.
New York, NY
$26,000 to produce a radio campaign, Braids of Love, including a radio talk show, radio soap opera and outreach activities to empower rural young women in the highlands of Peru with life skills to curtail teen pregnancy, HIV and sexually transmitted diseases and to promote the use of modern family planning among rural youth in Peru.

University of North Texas Health Science Center at Forth Worth
Fort Worth, TX
$37,020 to support a campaign to enhance access, awareness and acceptance of emergency contraception in Tarrant County, Texas, and to empower women to make informed decisions to prevent unwanted pregnancy.


2008 Grants

Friends of Children’s Trust Fund, Inc.
Boston, MA
$15,000 for the Healthy Families Massachusetts Evaluation Project

Pacific Institute for Women’s Health
Oakland, CA
$40,000 to build community-pharmacy partnerships for teen pregnancy prevention education

Planned Parenthood Association of Yakima County
Yakima, WA
$17,385 for the Promotoras Comunitarias – Celebrando La Salud/Community Health Promoters – Celebrating Health program

Red Hook Initiative, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY
$35,000 for the Peer Health Educator and Leadership Program Replication Project

Temple University d/b/a/ Temple Health Connection
Philadelphia, PA
$10,000 for Reproductive Health and the Girl Unit

University of Utah, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Salt Lake City, UT
$25,000 to support a program to develop future leaders in family planning

Yates County Family Planning Services, Inc.
Penn Yan, NY
$35,850 to support the REAL Program (Responsible for Every Action in Life)


2007 Grants

Khmer Girls in Action
Long Beach, California
$20,000 to support the Learning to Impact for Empowerment Program

Native American Community Board
Lake Andes, South Dakota
$10,000 to support the Indigenous Women’s Reproductive Justice Program

Red Hook Initiative
Brooklyn, New York
$40,000 to support the Peer Health Educator and Leadership Program

The Resource Foundation, Inc.
New York, New York
$25,700 for life-skills-based sexual, reproductive, and abortion rights training program for marginalized young women attending high schools (ages 12-15 years) in Mexico City

Sadie Nash Leadership Project
Brooklyn, New York
$10,000 to support the My Body, My Choice: Health Leadership Training


2006 Grants

Christian Community, Inc.
Fort Wayne, IN
$25,000 for the Women, Sexuality, and Religion: Healthy Reproductive Choices for Women of Faith program

Friends of the Children’s Trust Fund
Boston, MA
$40,000 for Healthy Families Massachusetts Secondary Evaluation Project: secondary analyses on repeat births to young mothers

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
Williston, VT
$10,000 for New Hampshire Minors’ Reproductive Rights Project

Resource Foundation, Inc.
New York, NY
$20,000 for the Reproductive Education and Family Planning Program for underserved women and youths in the Dominican Republic

Switchboard of Miami, Inc.
Miami, FL
$25,000 for Project G.I.R.L. Power (Girls Informed about Real Life)

WINGS (Women’s International Network for Guatemala Solutions)
San Francisco, CA
$15,000 for the WINGS Family Planning Initiative


2005 Grants

Advocates for Youth
Washington, DC
$35,000 for the Adolescent Emergency Contraception Initiative

Cine Qua Non
New York, NY
$25,000 for outreach documentary film The Education of Shelby Knox

Madre, Inc.
New York, NY
$18,540 for the Alternativas para Mujeres program in Guatemala

Network for Reproductive Options
Eugene, OR
$8,000 for the Grassroots Health Education Program

Pro-Choice Resources
Minneapolis, MN
$426,000 for the Birds and Bees Project

The Resource Foundation
Larchmont, NY
$25,000 for the Reproductive Education and Family Planning Project

Women’s Health
Boulder, CO
$10,000 for the Teen Clinic

WORD (Women’s Opportunity and Resource Development, Inc.)
Missoula, MT
$16,280 for the Futures, A WORD Program for Teen Parents: Peer-to-Peer Teen Pregnancy Prevention Panel


2004 Grants

Amazon-Africa Aid Organization
Ann Arbor, MI
$30,000 for the expansion of the Options Program

Economic Opportunity Commission of San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA
$25,000 for the LifeBound Leadership Project

Global Equal Access
San Francisco, CA
$25,000 for the expansion of the Equal Access Nepal Reproductive Health Information Project

Human Services Council, d/b/a Robert E. Appleby School Based Health Centers
Norwalk, CT
$20,000 for SBHC’s Girltalk: Healthy Choices

Planned Parenthood Federation of America
New York, NY
$18,000 for the professional broadcasting package for Sexual Health Internet Radio Program for Teens

Planned Parenthood of Central & Northern Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
$10,000 for Real Life. Real Talk

Women International Network for Guatemala Solutions (WINGS)
Chimaltenango, Guatemala
$10,000 for the Youth Reproductive Health & Sexuality Program


2003 Grants

Hesperian Foundation
Berkeley, CA
$20,000 for Revision and Update of A Book for Midwives and Un libro para parteras.

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Inc.
Boston, MA
$25,000 for Emergency Contraception Awareness and Access Campaign

Self Reliance Foundation
Washington, DC
$25,000 for Hispanic Emergency Contraception Awareness Campaign

Whittier Street Health Center
Roxbury, MA
$25,000 to add reproductive health to the Whittier Youth Service and Enrichment Decisions Program (WYSE), including counseling on contraceptives and options


2002 Grants

Amazon-Africa Aid Organization (3AO)
Ann Arbor, MI
$30,000 for Options: A Reproductive Health Education Program for Women in the Amazon

Codman Square Health Center, Inc.
Dorchester, MA
$25,000 for the Girls Support Group in the CSHC clinic at Dorchester High School

Family Planning Association of Maine
Augusta, ME
$18,000 for a statewide emergency contraception access project

Pacific Institute for Women’s Health
Los Angeles, CA
$25,000 for a media campaign promoting the use of emergency contraception among women of color in Greater Los Angeles

Pathfinder International
Watertown, MA
$18,000 for Empowering Young Women in Kenya and South Africa through training community based organizations in youth friendly services

Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
Providence, RI
$25,000 for the Reproductive Health Program

Women Express, Inc.
Boston, MA
$15,000 for the SHOUT (Sisters Helping Outreach to Urban Teens)program, an out-of-school mentoring program for at risk girls, enabling them to write and publish articles on the topic of reproduction

Women on Waves
Amsterdam, Netherlands
$25,000 to support the charter and outfitting of a ship for a 21-day campaign near Poland to promote abortion rights and provide a limited number of abortions