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.
The goal of the community awards program is to give attention to significant maternal and child health issues, such as access to prenatal care, family planning and preconception health, and will contribute to healthy maternal-infant outcomes in our Florida.
In 2014, the March of Dimes Florida Chapter presented 19 awards. Click here to learn more.