The United States subprogram of Population and Reproductive Health seeks to advance reproductive health and rights in the United States, especially for women and young people from low-income and vulnerable communities. These groups bear the brunt of poor reproductive health outcomes and face the greatest barriers to accessing vital information and services.
The Packard Foundation supports efforts at the state and local levels to increase women’s access to safe and legal abortions, and to improve young people’s access to comprehensive sexuality and reproductive health information.
This includes initiatives that:
- Expand the availability of abortion technologies and providers
- Support advocacy, litigation, and research to inform positive reproductive health policies, especially at the state level
- Build support for abortion funding for low-income women by positioning abortion as part of the broad spectrum of women’s health care, and
- Demonstrate innovative models and build evidence to expand comprehensive sexuality education for young people.
We fund non-governmental organizations and networks. While we coordinate and work closely with public sector stakeholders, we generally do not fund governmental institutions or direct services.