Local program supporters
The following organizations are partnering with the March of Dimes at both the local and national level to fight prematurity.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Founded in 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, ACOG today has more than 51,000 members and is the nation’s leading group of professionals providing health care for women. Based in Washington, DC, it is a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization.
The American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
AWHONN serves the unique needs of more than 22,000 nurses in the United States, Canada and abroad specializing in the care of women and newborns. AWHONN membership includes perinatal and neonatal nurses, APRNs, women’s health nurses, nurse scientists, childbirth educators and nurse practitioners.
Prematurity Campaign Alliance Members
Organizations in the professional, consumer and government arenas have committed to assist the March of Dimes in communicating prematurity awareness and educational messages and working toward reducing the rate of premature birth. They are:
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Periodontology
American College of Nurse-Midwives
American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians & Gynecologists
American Dental Association
American Dental Hygienists' Association
American Hospital Association
American Public Health Association
American Society of Reproductive Medicine
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
Association of State & Territorial Health Officials
Black Women's Health Imperative
Council of Women's and Infants' Specialty Hospitals
First Candle/SIDS Alliance
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda
General Federation of Women’s Clubs
International Childbirth Education Association
League of Black Women
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions
National Association of County and City Health Officials
National Association of Neonatal Nurses
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems
National Birth Defects Prevention Network
National Black Women's Health Imperative
National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition
National Healthy Start Association
National Indian Health Board
National Medical Association
National Perinatal Association
National Rural Health Association
National WIC Association
Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
Office of Minority Health Resource Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Partnership for Prevention
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
The Preeclampsia Foundation
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
Sidelines: National High-Risk Pregnancy Support Network
Society for Gynecologic Investigation
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Society for Public Health Education
Society of Pediatric Nurses
Vermont Oxford Network
Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Most common questions
How can my organization apply for local March of Dimes funding?
Contact your local March of Dimes chapter to ask for a Request for Proposal (RFP). In 2009, chapters awarded a total of $6 million in community grants to support projects that address local perinatal needs. Proposals or Letters of Intent are usually due to the chapter in the late summer.
What March of Dimes events are happening near me?
The March of Dimes has been conducting special events for more than 60 years. These activities - formal balls, signature chef auctions and dinners, motorcycle rides, golf tournaments and March for Babies - help the March of Dimes fund cutting-edge research and innovative programs to save babies. In 2007, more than $145 million was raised through hundreds of events held in communities across the country. With a wide variety to choose from, there is something for everyone! Contact your local chapter for a March of Dimes Special Event near you!
What programs does my local March of Dimes fund?
March of Dimes chapters support local projects aimed at helping women have healthier pregnancies. Funding from community grants enhances the availability and quality of health care and prevention services for women and their babies. For a list of specific programs funded in your state, please contact
your local March of Dimes chapter.