BMBFA Awarded $50,000 Grant From Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

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The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan awarded a total $14 million in grants designed to empower people to make a difference

(WXYZ) DETROIT, MI, April 29, 2022—Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA) has been announced as the recipient of a $50,000 grant awarded by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. The grant will assist with the expansion of community-based services offered by the organization. 

BMBFA joins a list of other organizations across the arts and culture, education, health, and community development sectors to receive funding from the total $14 million in grants given by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. Currently in its 15th year of operation, BMBFA continues its grassroots outreach in the Detroit area through its breastfeeding liaison program in partnership with Michigan WIC and community-based doula program focused on the provision of nonclinical maternal-infant support. 

“Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association is excited about our relationship with the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. Together, we can make even more of a difference in Detroit, bettering maternal-child health outcomes and improving care for Black families in Detroit,” said BMBFA’s Founding Executive Director Kiddada Green. 

Through its grantmaking, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan backs organizations whose work reflects a “commitment to diversity and inclusion through its policies, practices, and actions.” Since inception in 1984, over 85,000 grants have been awarded to philanthropic efforts throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston counties.

“Servicing Black mothers and families remains BMBFA’s mission. The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan recognizes how important this work is and we look forward to furthering our impact in Detroit with their partnership.”

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About Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association 

The BMBFA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community-based organization and the leader of many national programs aligned with the organization’s mission to reduce racial inequities in breastfeeding support for Black families.

BMBFA’s signature success is the Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Club (BMBFC). BMBFC has run without interruption for over ten years and has been replicated throughout the nation. BMBFA also boasts a school for community-based doula training, nationally accredited by HealthConnect One and approved by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

Amongst other distinguished work, BMBFA served as a contributing expert for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention by providing recommendations for the U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. Furthermore, BMBFA is the anchor organization for the Black Breastfeeding Caucus, co-creator of Black Breastfeeding Week and the Black Infant Remembrance Memorial.

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About the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan  

The Community Foundation creates permanent, positive change in southeast Michigan through thoughtful philanthropy. With generous support from thousands of donors, the Community Foundation is building permanent endowment for the region and helping individuals, families and businesses fulfill their charitable goals.

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