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.
March of Dimes 2014 Community Awards and 2015 Chapter Grants Funding Opportunities
Please share the below information with your community partners who may be interested in funding opportunities.
The March of Dimes is pleased to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) and an invitation for Letters of Intent (LOI) for our 2014 Community Awards (requests up to $3,000) and 2015 Chapter Grants (average of $25,000). The Community Award application deadline is March 5, 2014 and the Chapter Grants Letters of Intent deadline is May 1, 2014.
Organizations that interested in applying for March of Dimes funding opportunities should contact Kesha Clinkscale.
Please see our Grants Q&A page for more information on the Grants and Awards application process.
Chapter Grants Program Focus:
We are focusing our grantmaking efforts on three strategic mission priorities:
I. Women's Health and Healthy Birth Spacing
a. Providing or enhancing preconception health education and/or services. For more information, see the National Preconception Curriculum and Resources Guide for Clinicians
b. 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.
II. Group Prenatal Care
Enhancing care through the group prenatal care model (e.g. CenteringPregnancy®). For more information, please visit www.CenteringGeorgia.org.
III. Quality Improvement Initiatives
Initiating a quality improvement program related to premature birth prevention with the goal of catalyzing systems change.
See also: 2013 Georgia Chapter Grants(PDF,567.41kb) , 2012 Georgia Chapter Grants(PDF,40.04kb)