Helping moms and babies in Florida
The March of Dimes Florida 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.
Chapter Grants and Community Awards are given to projects that address the urgent needs of moms and babies. Chapter Grants are generally awarded for one to three years and range from $25,000 to $100,000. Community Awards are generally awarded for one year up to $3,000.
The March of Dimes Florida Chapter uses gifts wisely. 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.
Our current grant cycle is closed.
The goal of the Community Awards program is to identify and fund community-based programs addressing the health concerns of pregnant women and infants in Florida. They must also fall under a 2013 Funding Priorities.
Community Awards can be made to support activities such as: purchase and distribution of March of Dimes health education materials, implementation of March of Dimes community programs (e.g. Stork's Nest® and Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien®), or a conference for health professionals. For health professional conferences, we are particularly interested in topics centering on late preterm birth, 17P, or preconception health.
Community Awards may not be used to support equipment or furniture, individual tuition or conference fees, dues or membership fees, employee salary or programs requiring long-term March of Dimes funding.
Our current grant cycle is closed - CLICK HERE for a list of the 2013 Community Grant Awards.
We are seeking proposals for project that focus on providing or enhancing interconception health education and/or services Interconception health activities should be comprehensive programs that “break silos” by working across professional areas to integrate services across a spectrum of interactions with women. Well-designed programs might include:
- Increasing risk reduction activities at routine interactions with women post-partum, including steps to standardize the post-delivery hospital discharge process
- Increase the number of women who complete a post-partum visit
- Incorporating practice standards into post-partum visits
- Linking services for women after the birth of a baby to increase the likelihood that they will receive risk reduction services and obtain recommended care, including family planning services and WIC.
- Reducing unintended pregnancy
- Promoting the health of women between pregnancies by addressing chronic health conditions
- Improving access to care after pregnancy
- Screening both mother and infant for risk factors prior to birth facility discharge, improving communication and birth facility discharge education, ensuring a postpartum visit is scheduled prior to birth facility discharge and increasing referrals for community based services.
- Improving linkages between health care providers (obstetricians, nurse-midwives, pediatricians, endocrinologists, primary care, health departments, immunization services), and other services for women and infants post-partum
Grant proposals can be submitting in amounts ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 per year. Multi-year proposals will be accepted for up to three years, but please remember funding is approved for one fiscal year at a time. All proposals must include evidence of collaborative partnerships, including letters of commitment from partners.
Applications are being accepted until Noon on August 31, 2012. For more information, email Donna Poynor or call 352-642-8291.
Our current grant cycle is closed.