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.
March of Dimes Florida is seeking applications for their Community Grants to support programs that address unmet maternal and child health needs. Awarding grants to organizations is one of the ways the March of Dimes pursues its mission of improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
The goal of the Community Grants program is to identify and fund community-based programs addressing the health concerns of pregnant women and infants in Florida with a focus on decreasing preterm births. They must also fall under our 2016 funding priorities.
Applicant must provide services in Florida. The chapter grants fund for 2016 is approximately $120,000. Proposals are being accepted until June 20, 2016. Grantees will be notified on August 1, 2016. The grant period extends from August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017. Access the attached document to review the Request for Proposal application and the full list of funding priority areas. For more information or questions, please email Gillian Cross, Director of Maternal Child Health at email@example.com or call (754) 300-2609.
In 2016, the March of Dimes Florida Chapter presented 16 awards. Click here to learn more.