We believe no woman should endure a life of misery and isolation simply for trying to bring a child into this world.

Fistula Foundation is the global leader in fistula treatment, providing more surgeries to more women than any other organization, including the U.S. government and United Nations.

Our mission is to engage the support of people worldwide who are eager to see a day when no woman suffers from obstetric fistula. Raising funds from donors around the globe, we strategically direct these funds to doctors and hospitals providing life-transforming surgery to women in need.

Since 2009, we have supported treatment in 32 countries in Africa and Asia. Even with this growth, we remain humbled by the profound need for every dollar we raise. 

Learn more about what we do

Frequently Asks Questions

Are my donations to Fistula Foundation tax deductible?

Yes. Click here to view our official letter stating our tax-exempt status

Supporters in the UK and Australia can provide tax exempt gifts through the following Fistula Foundation’s The Life You Can Save web pages:

Supporters in Canada can make tax-exempt gifts through Fistula Foundation’s RC Forward web page.

How does Fistula Foundation make sure my donation is used as intended?

We are committed to getting as much money as possible to our trusted partners in the field, because that’s where women’s lives are changed. 

To ensure funding goes to the most respected local doctors and hospitals in Africa and Asia, Fistula Foundation issues grants on an invitation-only basis. Learn about  our partner selection process

Surgeons and hospitals that receive funding from Fistula Foundation are required to provide quarterly progress reports detailing their project activities and costs, surgical outcomes, and any challenges encountered. Fistula Foundation only releases funds once a partner’s report has been reviewed by our Medical Advisor and Program Development staff.

How can I update my existing monthly donation?
  • If you need to update your credit card information or the amount of your monthly gift, you can do so by creating a new subscription— we’ll take care of removing the old information.  
  • Or please call our office at (408) 249-9596, and we will handle the changes on our end.

Who We Are

Our teams in the U.S., Kenya, and Zambia are made up of dedicated professionals with diverse talents, experiences and educational credentials.

Our Accountability

We achieve more, dollar for dollar, than any charity you’ll find. But don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at our ratings from every industry watchdog group.

2019 Tax Return

2019 Annual Report

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