About Family Health Project
Poverty happens to people, not the other way around. Family Health Project seeks to build on the simple idea, that providing reliable funds to those of us who need them will have most outsized benefits for those who receive them and for those around them. Family Health Project’s goal is to help prove the benefits that accrue to families from funds made available predictably and without condition over the first three years of a child’s life. With our initial pilot programs, we hope to demonstrate the scalability of this simple, reliable service delivery system.
Challenging our Assumptions
We know the stories about people breaking through and overcoming poor beginnings. We love those stories and we cling to them. The stories are real and they are rare. We want to believe that we live in a world where overcoming poverty is always possible and that grit and determination and skill and hard work are all that is needed.
Perhaps with the unsettling force of the pandemic, we may now revisit and challenge our assumptions about poverty in America and begin to understand our neighbors who are living in poverty. Perhaps we can see that poverty is not a lack of motivation or intelligence or work ethic or integrity; poverty is a lack of money.
Support our Mission
Family Health Project, an independent 501(c)3 organization, is funded solely by private philanthropists.