Promoting Excellence in Perinatal Health Care

Our vision: To promote excellence in perinatal health care

About the Perinatal Foundation

Established in 1985, the Perinatal Foundation funds priorities to advance excellence in perinatal health care. We’re proud to support the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care, and share the desire to improve the health of moms and birthing people, infants, and families in Wisconsin. We’re committed to supporting our dedicated perinatal professionals throughout their career. 


From Caitlyn, mama to Luna

Thank you very much for granting me the childcare tuition scholarship! This will help my two-year-old daughter Luna and I go very far this year. Without the bills of childcare that I would normally be receiving this year, I will in turn be able to focus more on spending quality time with Luna and on my education. This scholarship will not only benefit us this year, but in years to come because it will provide me with less of a need for taking out college tuition loans that I would have had to pay off in the future, helping me to focus on the growth of my family and career. Once again, thank you for the help, my appreciation goes beyond words.”

From Jessica, mama to Lincoln and Sawyer

“I would like to express my gratitude for your support of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Nursing Program, and for awarding a nursing student the Myrtle Bahm Leonard Scholarship. Deciding to continue my education and taking on the financial stress of obtaining my Doctorate in Nursing were huge decisions. I cannot thank you enough for the support you have provided me in lightening the financial obligations through your generous scholarship to assist with daycare expenses…I am finally on my way to fulfilling my career goal that I had started over ten years ago; what an amazing feeling. Thank you again for the generous scholarship. Thank you for believing in nurses, and an upcoming nurse practitioner. My family and I are so very thankful.”

From Tiffany, mama to Amir

“This scholarship means the world to me and Amir. We both love learning and this financial assistance definitely facilitates that! I honestly don’t know if I’d still be on this path if it weren’t for this help from the Foundation. Thank you so much!”

Building future leaders

Our Scholarship

The Myrtle Bahm Leonard Scholarship offsets the high cost of childcare for the next generation of perinatal care providers. 

Support for WAPC

The Perinatal Foundation is proud to support programs, events, and speakers that help further our mission to improve outcomes for birthing people and families.

Thomas A. Leonard Memorial Lecture

Thomas A. Leonard was the driving force behind the formation of the Perinatal Foundation and was a highly respected obstetrician and professor at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. In addition to bringing awareness to innovative topics in perinatal healthcare, this lecture helps realize the Perinatal Foundation’s original mission of bringing education to more professionals and providers.

P.O. Box 100547 Milwaukee, WI 53210 | 608-285-5858
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P.O. Box 100547 Milwaukee, WI 53210 | 608-285-5858
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