Photo by Dev Stroud Photography
Our Community Birth Center launched our Capital Fundraising Campaign in Fall 2019 to raise $775,000 to cover start up and first year operations for a new birth center for Lane County, Oregon. Please make a contribution to help restore birth center services!
Would you like to make a donation in honor of a midwife, your child, or someone else? Would you like your donation to be anonymous? Do you have other special requests in regards to your gift to Our Community Birth Center? If yes, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss your requests.
Our Community Birth Center incorporated as a nonprofit organization in the State of Oregon on September 10, 2019. We are in the process of gaining our tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service and have been assured by our legal specialist that we can expect to gain our 501(c)(3) status retroactively. Donors may take a tax deduction for their contribution to the full extent allowed by law. Our Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 84-3244265.
Online donations are processed through our fiscal sponsor, the American Association of Birth Centers Foundation. Our fiscal sponsor is processing donations and issuing receipts on behalf of Our Community Birth Center while we are in the process of obtaining our own 501(c)(3) status.
If your donation requires 501(c)(3) status, you can donate through our website or you can write a check to “AABC Foundation” and mail to:
Our Capital Fundraising Campaign Goal is $775,000. This amount will cover the start up and early operating expenses of Our Community Birth Center including leasing and remodeling a new facility.
In the long-term, we plan to be financially sustainable on health insurance reimbursement. Any on-going fundraising or grants will support our programs that help people in need, such as, scholarships for childbirth and lactation classes, our free drop-in weekly baby clinic, and care for those who do not have the ability to pay.
Donations can be made directly to Our Community Birth Center by check. Please write the check out to “Our Community Birth Center” and mail to:
Our Community Birth Center
PO Box 50344
Eugene OR 97405
Does your employer match gifts? We would love to participate! Please contact us and we are happy to coordinate employer matching gifts. If your employer requires official 501(c)(3) status in order to match the gift, you can donate to Our Community Birth Center through our fiscal sponsor, the American Association of Birth Centers Foundation.
Lane County, Oregon has been home to a birth center from the late 1970s until the recent Nurse Midwifery Birth Center closure in 2019. Our Community Birth Center plans to restore the long tradition of outstanding pregnancy, birth, postpartum, newborn, lactation, and general health care offered through a community-based nonprofit nurse midwifery birth center and health clinic in the Eugene-Springfield Area.
Our Community Birth Center services will provide families with the choice of a nationally accredited birth center facility, access to community-based birth that is covered by health insurance, support from wrap around services from preconception through parenting, and improved health outcomes, all at a lower cost to the health care system.
Thank you for your support!