Non-profit

Gynuity Health Projects (Gynuity Institute)

Website:

gynuity.org

Location:

NEW YORK, NY

Tax ID:

82-5129481

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Type:

Abortion Pill Research Nonprofit

Gynuity Health Projects (formal name Gynuity Institute) is a far-left abortion research and advocacy organization that conducts clinical studies into 2nd trimester abortion pills in poor countries in Africa and Asia. Although Gynuity received its tax-exempt status from the IRS in 2018, the organization has operated as a for-profit enterprise since at least 2003.

Activities

As reported by Capital Research Center investigative researcher Hayden Ludwig, Gynuity Health Projects has recently focused on experimenting with a new abortion drug, misoprostol. The intention of the new drug is to induce a miscarriage within 10 weeks of the pregnancy, though it can be as late as the end of the second trimester. [1] In addition, Gynuity has made it a goal to develop the capacity to send its abortion drugs through the mail, a process called TelAbortion. Due to the FDA’s restrictions on Telabortions within the second trimester, Gynuity’s clinical trials for misoprostol have primarily taken place within the West African country of Burkina Faso. [2]

Only halted in December 2019, these trials administered repeat doses of the drug to their subjects every few hours, and experiments on children were deemed eligible. Similar Gynuity clinical trials have taken place in Armenia, Nepal, Vietnam, Moldova, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine. [3]

Funding

Gynuity has received grants from major left-of-center foundations since at least 2003, when it operated as a for-profit company. It also lists non-foundation donors, including the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), Population Council, and Society for Family Planning.

[4]
Grants to Gynuity Health Projects LLC (2003-2017)AmountYearGrant Description
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$6,250,0002009To Evaluate Misoprostol Effectiveness For Prevention Of Postpartum Hemorrhage At The Community Level
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$5,702,9272011To Evaluate Misoprostol Effectiveness For Prevention Of Postpartum Hemorrhage At The Community Level
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$5,202,5742012Family Health
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$5,000,0002007For A Project To Introduce And Expand Reproductive Health Technologies
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$3,882,3232016Project Support
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$3,714,5702010To Evaluate Misoprostol Effectiveness For Prevention Of Postpartum Hemorrhage At The Community Level
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$3,425,1762012Project Support
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$3,338,1362009Project Support
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$3,033,3772011Project Support
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$2,968,7352008Project Support
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$2,630,7332015Project Support
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$2,246,7632012Project Support
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$2,169,2752017Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$2,103,5512010Project Support
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$1,931,1182016Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$1,777,7532007Project Support
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation$1,468,6182011To Support The Development Of An On-Demand' Levonorgestrel Oral Contraceptive Method
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$1,330,9142014Project Support
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$1,328,7622013Project Support
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$1,273,5092013Project Support
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$1,000,0002005Project Support
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$856,1982008Project Support
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$767,3132008Project Support
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$680,0002016Population And Reproductive Health
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$680,0002015Population And Reproductive Health
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$600,0002012Population And Reproductive Health
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$587,1862015Project Support
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$541,9852013Project Support
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$539,1082011Project Support
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$500,0002006Project Support
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$429,0712009Project Support
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$390,6702015Project Support
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$383,2842008Project Support
John D and Catherine T Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$350,0002016To Disseminate And Promote The Use Of International And National Guidance On Managing Low-Risk Births And Task-Sharing In The Mexican Public Health System
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$340,4172014Project Support
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$300,6282014Project Support
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$300,0002009For General Support For The Organization'S Charitable Purposes
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$300,0002010Population Funding
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$250,0002006For Introducing And Expanding Reproductive Health Technology
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation$250,0002005A Project To Introduce And Expand Reproductive Health Technologies
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$250,0002003General Support
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$250,0002009Population And Reproductive Health
Novo Foundation$250,0002004Project Support
Novo Foundation$250,0002004Project Support
Novo Foundation$250,0002004Project Support
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund$217,5472017Improving Norms And Standards Affecting The Use Of Reproductive Health Technologies
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$200,0002005For Research Dissemination And Training For Improving Misoprostol Abortion And Post Abortion Care
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$200,0002004For Research, Dissemination, And Training For Improving Misoprostol Abortion And Postabortion Care
John D and Catherine T Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$200,0002007To Test The Springfusor Pump Treat Women With Pre-Eclampsia And Eclampsia
John D and Catherine T Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$150,0002008To Fund An Arabic Language Resource Center On Reproductive
David and Lucile Packard Foundation$150,0002007Population Global Institutions/Global Solutions
John D and Catherine T Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$120,0002008To Test The Springfusor Pump Treat Women With Pre-Eclampsia And Eclampsia
John D and Catherine T Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$100,0002013To Improve Health Sector Compliance With National Guidelines Regarding The Use Of Misoprostolin Mexico (Over 18 Months), International Programs, Population And Reproductive Health, Mexico
John D and Catherine T Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$100,0002006For An Arabic Language Web Based Resource Center On Reproductive Health
John D and Catherine T Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$100,0002010Fund An Arabic Language Resource Center On Reproductive Health
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$97,5082017Project Support
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation$88,8622014Project Support
John D and Catherine T Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$80,0002010To Test The Springfusor Pump Treat Women With Pre-Eclampsia And Eclampsia
John D and Catherine T Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$55,0002010To Raise Awareness About The Use Of Misoprostol For Post Abortion Care
John D and Catherine T Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$50,0002012To Improve Health Sector Compliance With National Guidelines Regarding The Use Of Misoprostolin Mexico (Over 18 Months)
John D and Catherine T Macarthur Foundation Consolidated$45,0002011To Raise Awareness About The Use Of Misoprostol For Post Abortion Care
Rockefeller Foundation$10,8582007To Cover The Travel Costs Of 10 Individuals To A Health Conference
Total:$74,039,449

References

  1. Ludwig, Hayden. “Gynuity’s Abortion Experiments in Africa Funded by Philanthropy and “Dark Money.” Capital Research Center. March 4, 2020. https://capitalresearch.org/article/gynuitys-abortion-experiments-in-africa-funded-by-philanthropy-and-dark-money/ ^
  2. Ludwig, Hayden. “Gynuity’s Abortion Experiments in Africa Funded by Philanthropy and “Dark Money.” Capital Research Center. March 4, 2020. https://capitalresearch.org/article/gynuitys-abortion-experiments-in-africa-funded-by-philanthropy-and-dark-money/ ^
  3. Ludwig, Hayden. “Gynuity’s Abortion Experiments in Africa Funded by Philanthropy and “Dark Money.” Capital Research Center. March 4, 2020. https://capitalresearch.org/article/gynuitys-abortion-experiments-in-africa-funded-by-philanthropy-and-dark-money/ ^
  4. “Donors.” Gynuity Health Projects. Accessed February 7, 2020. Original URL: https://gynuity.org/donors.

    Archived URL: https://www.influencewatch.org/app/uploads/2020/02/Gynuity-Donors-Page-02.2020.pdf ^

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  • Tax Exemption Received: February 1, 2019

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