We joined into a fiscal sponsorship agreement with the American Association of Birth Centers Foundation (AABCF) which allows Our Community Birth Center to start fundraising under the umbrella of the federal nonprofit status of AABCF while we are in the process of obtaining our own federal nonprofit status. AABCF will process donations and issue receipts on behalf of Our Community Birth Center. Donations will go toward the startup and operating costs of Our Community Birth Center.
Our Executive Director attended the American Association of Birth Centers Birth Institute in Orlando, Florida. This event included five days of networking and learning about many administrative and clinical topics to help build a sustainable birth center in an integrated health system.
We officially filed our Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation with the Oregon Secretary of State as Our Community Birth Center. This means Our Community Birth Center was officially founded on September 10, 2019.