Helping moms and babies in Georgia
The March of Dimes Georgia Chapter funds programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. This includes providing financial support to research and education that will help moms before and during their pregnancies. It also includes working with local medical groups and organizations to improve prenatal care and newborn screening.
The March of Dimes Georgia Chapter uses gifts wisely. We award grants and awards based on a number of criteria, including the group or organization’s ability to accomplish its goals, as well as the potential impact a project will have in helping us prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality.
Grants and awards are given to projects that address the urgent needs of moms and babies. Grants are generally awarded for one to three years and range from $10,000 to $25,000. Community awards are for smaller projects for one year, less than $3,000. Learn more about how to apply for grant and award funding on our Q&A page.
Grant funding for 2013 is now closed. Check our Q&A page to learn more about what we will be funding this year.
Chapter Grants Program Focus:
1. Providing or enhancing preconception health education and/or services. For more information, see the National Preconception Curriculum and Resources Guide for Clinicians
2. Providing or enhancing premature birth risk reduction education and/or services. Risk reduction projects include, but are not limited to:
§ Implementing community programs that aim to promote equity in birth outcomes. This may include March of Dimes programs like Stork’s Nest®, Project Alpha and Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien®, The Coming of the Blessing®.
§ Increasing pregnant women’s participation in state or local maternal child health programs (e.g. Medicaid, CHIP, WIC) through enhanced outreach, education and public awareness.
3. Enhancing care through the group prenatal care model (e.g. CenteringPregnancy®). For more information, please see the Centering Healthcare Institute presentation on Essential Elements of Centering care model.
4. Initiating a quality improvement program related to premature birth prevention with the goal of catalyzing systems change.
See also: 2011 Georgia Chapter Grants(PDF,33.18kb) , 2012 Georgia Chapter Grants(PDF,40.04kb)