The John Merck Fund's Reproductive Health Program was eliminated at the end of 2009. See below for a recent history of grants made in that program.
To encourage women's health, reproductive justice and environmental health and justice organizations in Southern California to join together in support of policies that promote reproductive justice and protect the health of women and children from environmental toxins.
To protect the health of women and families in northern New England by decreasing their exposure to harmful toxins in the environment some of which cause reproductive problems.
To protect access to abortion using litigation, policy promotion and state-based initiatives.
Center for Reproductive Rights$100,000
To develop high-impact state and federal litigation that increases access to safe and legal abortion and high-quality reproductive health care services.
To train clinicians who can promote environmental policies that will improve reproductive health.
To protect and expand access to reproductive health services through legal advocacy, including litigation when necessary.
Advocates for Youth$50,000
To increase young people's access to factually accurate sexuality education.
To increase teens' access to accurate, age- and developmentally appropriate sexuality information; and increase teens' ability to advocate for the teaching of sexuality issues in medically accurate, responsible ways appropriately trained professionals.
To ensure that metropolitan areas across the United States begin to approach the ultimate goal of comprehensive sexuality education for all young people.
To promote comprehensive sexuality education programs and policies to replace harmful and ineffective abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.