Helping moms and babies in Massachusetts
The March of Dimes Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts Chapter uses gifts wisely, all letters of intent and grant proposals go through a competitive review process. The chapter community grants program is designed to invest in priority projects that further the March of Dimes mission, support national and state objectives, and further our strategic goal of reducing disparities in birth outcomes. We award grants 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.
All projects should address the following funding priority area:
- Initiating a quality improvement program related to premature birth prevention with the goal of catalyzing systems change.
06/14/13-Letters of Intent Due
07/01/13-Full Proposal Invitations
December 2013-Notification of Awards
Jan. 2014 – Dec. 2014-Project Year
The March of Dimes Massachusetts Chapter community grants program is designed to invest in priority projects that further the March of Dimes mission, support campaign objectives, and further our strategic goal of promoting equity in birth outcomes. A multi-disciplinary Program Services Committee will review the Letters of Intent. Applicants selected to submit a full proposal will be notified and informed of instructions for completing and submitting a proposal.
In order to be eligible to receive a March of Dimes chapter grant, an organization must be an incorporated not-for-profit 501(c)(3) or for profit organization or government agency. The March of Dimes does not award grants to individuals. Applicants must disclose any conflict of interest due to representation by their organization on the chapter’s Program Services Committee or the Chapter or Division Board of Directors.See also: 2014 Community Grant Program Letter of Intent Application(PDF,102.93kb)