We are supported by many generous grantmakers and agencies and are fortunate to partner with incredible community organizations and individuals.

Recent Funders and Sponsorships:

Bainum Family Foundation
City of Seattle, Human Services Department

Gesner Johnson Foundation
J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation
Medina Foundation
Mental Wellness Foundation
Norcliffe Foundation
OneFamily Foundation
Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority
Postpartum Progress International
Satterberg Foundation

Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University

Social Venture Partners

Stolte Family Foundation

Swedish Hospital (Sponsorship)
Thrive Washington
Tulalip Cares

University Rotary
United Way of King County
Washington Dental Service Foundation

Washington State Department of Early Learning
Washington Women’s Foundation
Windermere Foundation

2017 Event Sponsors:


American College of Nurse Midwives


Bastyr University Department of Midwifery
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Columbia Bank

Eastside Maternal Fetal Medicine
Eastside Natural Medicine

Foundation for Healthy Generations

Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth

Home at Last Properties
Midwives’ Association of Washington State


Molina Healthcare
Northwest Association for Postpartum Support
Pacific Continental Bank

PALS Doulas

Simkin Center at Bastyr University

Washington Dental Service Foundation
Washington State Obstetrical Association

In-Kind Agency Sponsors:

Bella Materna
Girlie Press
Northbound Brand
Westside Baby

Community Organizations

A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting equity for children, community stability, and school readiness. Childcare Resources carries out their mission by being a resource for parents, a partner to child care providers, and a community advocate.

Cocoon House is a non-profit that conducts outreach to, and provides short and long term housing for homeless and at-risk young people, including their children. Parents of teens can also find support for themselves and their families at Cocoon House so that young people do not become homeless.

In order to promote success in school and in the community, Denise Louie Education Center provides quality, multi-cultural early childhood education services to children and their families. They respect and preserve each child’s individuality, cultural heritage, and home language. They promote personal and social responsibility with integrity and love in a non-sexist, non-violent, and non-racist environment.

Through a growing coast-to-coast network of state-of-the-art, full-day, year-round schools, funded mostly by existing public dollars, Educare serves at-risk children from birth to 5 years old. Each school embraces a community’s most vulnerable children with programming and instructional support that develop early skills and nurture the strong parent-child relationships that create the foundation for successful learning.

The mission of the Equal Start Community Coalition is to promote healthy mothers, healthy families, and healthy communities. The main goal of the Coalition is to prevent infant mortality by promoting collaboration between communities and the health care sector, advocating for health equity, impacting political processes, and eliminating institutional racism. Open Arms is a fiscal sponsor for the Equal Start Community Coalition.

FOCS is helping parents and children to have a strong sense of community, advocacy, and pride to counter the prevailing biases through using a race and social justice lens and providing a counter-narrative in parenting classes and social media. Open Arms is a fiscal sponsor for FOCS.

Our mission is to lead a collaborative, global effort to increase awareness and accelerate innovative research and interventions that will improve maternal, newborn, and child health outcomes.

Some photos provided by melissa G miller photography.

The Native American Women’s Dialogue on Infant Mortality (NAWDIM) works to improve infant health. NAWDIM builds awareness about infant health in the American Indian/Alaska Native community. Open Arms is a fiscal sponsor for NAWDIM.

NAPS Doulas is a local organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and certifying postpartum doulas in the Greater Seattle Area.

A nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the development of the doula profession and to supporting its members.

QTPOC/Birthwerq is dedicated to creating more access to reproductive education for two-spirit/ed, transgender and queer people of color.

RVCC offers well-woman care, family planning, and family practice allopathic and naturopathic care for all families using the model of education, reverance, innovation, and collaboration found in our midwifery program. Open Arms is a fiscal sponsor for RVCC.

Health services provided by King County government in Washington State.

The Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University has educated and inspired leaders in the childbirth professions since 1988.

Somali Maternity Services is dedicated to ensuring that Somali healthcare professionals provide culturally competent education, advocacy, leadership, and educational resources through perinatal, breastfeeding counseling, and social services to low income Somali women and their families in our region and to act as a liaison between them and medical providers in general.

Created in 2006, Thrive Washington is the state’s nonprofit public-private partnership for early learning. Thrive mobilizes the long-term statewide commitment to early learning, so that families and caregivers have the information and support they need to help their children succeed in school and thrive in life.

Washington Global Health Alliance works to improve health conditions worldwide by strengthening our state’s community of public and private organizations, developing a dynamic workforce, and helping partners resolve global health issues.