Young Parents Fund

Supporting Racial Equity in Safe Sleep and Breastfeeding for Young BIPOC Mothers & Fathers Fund

In an effort to promote safe sleep and breastfeeding, the MDHHS Title V program has provided MIBFN with funds to administer a grant program in solidarity with breastfeeding supporters and/or organizations led by people of color that serve parents of color under 21, in an effort to compensate their work and increase their capacity to serve families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Three (3) organizations/breastfeeding supporters that support fathers and four (4) that support mothers will be awarded:

  • $9000 in Supporting Racial Equity in Safe Sleep and Breastfeeding for Young BIPOC Mothers & Fathers Funds
  • $1000 in additional compensation for meeting and cohort participation
  • Ready-to-distribute 1-pager on your services for future outreach and fund development efforts
  • Please note: applicants can apply for one or both of the Mothers and/or Fathers support funds


  • Application period: May 17-31, 2021
  • $10,000 awards announced: June 4, 2021
  • Grant period: June 4-September 30, 2021


  • Submit your application here
    • Please note that a budget must be uploaded as an attachment to the application.


  • Download a PDF worksheet with all the application questions here
  • Download a template budget (Excel | Google Sheets)

Decision Making System:

  • Funding will be prioritized for applicant breastfeeding supporters and/or organizations based on the following criteria:
    • Did you answer all of the questions in the application? 
    • Do you serve families of color?
    • Do you primarily serve families who identify as Black and/or Indigenous?  
    • Do you identify as a person of color?
    • Do you identify as Black and/or Indigenous? 
    • Is your current funding less than $100,000 per year?  
    • Is your plan to use the funds actionable and feasible within the next 4 months?

If you have any questions, please reach out to any MIBFN staff member or email

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Lansing, MI 48912

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