In 2018, the Friends of La Leche League Board initiated Mini-Grant funding. Mini-Grants are available for projects that further the mission of Friends of La Leche League. A Mini-Grant committee evaluates project applications and approves the grants. Recipients are required to report on the progress of their projects. The Mini-Grant project has helped Friends of La Leche League pursue its mission around the globe.
Friends of La Leche League Mini-Grants
Friends of La Leche League is proud to announce the recipients of our 2020 mini-grants. The awards are as follows:
- $1385 to a State College, Pennsylvania LLL Group to facilitate the local group adopting Zoom and other techniques to keep them thriving.
- $1615 to an LLL group in North Carolina for a research project to evaluate providing breastfeeding information via text versus traditional LLL support.
- $2500 to LLL Israel to provide materials in Arabic.
- $2000 to LLL of Maine and New Hampshire to hold workshops on equity, diversity and inclusion.
The variety of ideas and projects we received applications for was truly impressive. Recipients will be reporting back on the results of their projects and how they made use of their funds, and we will share updates here on progress.
Thank you to the 2020 Friends of La Leche League Mini-Grant Team:
Cathy Baldizon, Paula Clay, Lupe Forsang, and Linda Parry
In 2019 Friends of La Leche League awarded a total of $6,850 in mini-grants to five unique and innovative projects. Grant recipients were:
- Paula Clay, LLL Leader Houston, Texas, USA, to provide breastfeeding support and information to the Santa Maria Hostel in Houston, TX, which serves women who are overcoming addiction.
- Laura Meikle, Leader from LLL of Canada-Vernon British Columbia, to produce an online Prenatal Initiative Kit for Leaders to use to encourage mothers to attend LLL meeting while pregnant.
- Samsarah Morgan of the Oakland Better Birth Foundation California, to produce a flyer representing the effects of enslavement on breastfeeding by African American mothers.
- Francesca Parisi, LLL Leader in Italy, to undertake an LLL “Breastfeeding Tour of Southern Italy” to expand LLL reach in an underserved part of the country.
- Simela Petridou, LLL Leader in South Africa, to provide copies of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding to public libraries in the country.
Congratulations to all the grant recipients who are furthering the mission of Friends of La Leche League. And thank you to the 2018 Friends of La Leche League Mini-Grant Committee: Carroll Beckham, Amy Shaw, and Rebecca Magalhaes.