What Makes A Nonprofit Big Bettable?

The Bridgespan Group wrote a piece for Forbes on why Upstream is a good organization to make a big bet on for social change.

Reducing Birth Control Access Hurts Families and the Economy

Upstream CEO Mark Edwards wrote an op-ed in Newsweek about the Administration's recent birth control rule change—and how this rollback hurts women, families, and our economy.

The Link Uniting Donors and Doers for Social Change

The New York Times ran a story about Blue Meridian Partners and their philanthropic strategy to end intergenerational poverty.

Kresge Foundation Podcast: Women’s Health and Family Planning

Upstream's co-founder talked with the Kresge Foundation's Carol Coletta about our plan to tackle unplanned pregnancy on her podcast, Talking Cities.

Smithsonian Magazine: From Medical Pariah to Feminist Icon: The Story of the IUD

Smithsonian Magazine featured Upstream in a online feature about the complicated history of the IUD.

Vox Podcast: How to prevent teen pregnancies? Start with a robotic pelvis.

Vox's podcast "The Weeds" featured Upstream's innovative training model and our work to expand birth control access.

Growing impact and sustainability

One of the most powerful and unusual aspects of our work is that it is a one-time intervention that has lasting impact long after we’ve finished. So we're often asked, But is your work sustainable? Do you see a decline in impact after you've finished your one-time intervention?

2016 Year in Review

2016 has been an incredible year for Upstream USA. We have now brought our innovative program to healthcare practices in six states, partnering with them to offer the full range of contraceptive methods to all women.

New York Times: Providing Birth Control Immediate Postpartum

This weekend, The New York Times linked to Upstream USA when describing an important component of reducing unplanned pregnancy and improved birth spacing - offering immediate postpartum IUD and implant (LARC) placement.

Fast Co: Spending $1 Billion On Reducing Unintended Pregnancy Would Deliver $6 Billion To The Economy

Last month's Bridgespan report featuring Upstream USA on philanthropic investments to reduce unintended pregnancy is highlighted in a Fast Co Exist article series on the future of philanthropy.