Grantee Profile


Grants to Sahayog

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    DISTRICT NAINITAL, INDIA — Sahayog Society for Participatory Rural Development will implement a project that aims to strengthen accountability mechanisms for maternal health in India. Sahayog will conduct community-based maternal deaths and “near-miss” reviews in nine districts in four states, and use a technology platform to report maternal deaths and gaps in the delivery of maternal health services. The findings will be used to develop strategies to build greater accountability to prevent maternal death among women and to improve the quality of maternal health care.

  • $120,000Active Strategy

    2001 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    DISTRICT NAINITAL, INDIA — To improve maternal health through gender-sensitive healthcare (over two years).

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    1998 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    DISTRICT NAINITAL, INDIA — To provide training in women's reproductive health to nongovernmental organizations and civil servants (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Sahayog $670,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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