Helping moms and babies in Georgia
March of Dimes Georgia 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 March of Dimes Georgia Chapter uses gifts wisely. We award grants and awards 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.
Grants and awards are given to projects that address the urgent needs of moms and babies. Grants are generally awarded for one to three years and range from $10,000 to $25,000. Community awards are for smaller projects for one year, less than $3,000.
Please share the below information with your community partners who may be interested in funding opportunities.
The March of Dimes is pleased to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) and an invitation to submit requests for 2016 Chapter Community Grants. The application deadline is June 25, 2016 for the January - December 2017 Grant Period.
Organizations interested in applying for March of Dimes funding opportunities should contact Julie Zaharatos.
Click here for more information on the Grants and Awards application process.
Chapter Community Grants Program Focus:
We are focusing our grantmaking efforts on three strategic mission priorities:
I. Preconception health education and premature birth risk reduction education and/or services. Risk reduction projects include, but are not limited to:
- Providing smoking cessation education and/or services to pregnant women. Preference should be given to prenatal health education and information/referral services that utilize the "5 A's" counseling approach.
- Increasing health education and information/referral services available to pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs.
- Focusing on premature birth recurrence prevention such as education about “17P” (17α hydroxyprogesterone caproate) treatment for women who have had a previous singleton premature birth.
- Implementing community programs that aim to promote equity in birth outcomes. This may include March of Dimes programs like Stork’s Nest®, Project Alpha, Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien®, and The Coming of the Blessing®.
- Increasing pregnant women’s participation in state or local maternal child health programs (e.g. Medicaid, CHIP, WIC) through enhanced outreach, education and public awareness.
- Implementing home visiting programs (i.e. Early Head Start-Home Visiting, Early Intervention Program for Adolescent Mothers, Healthy Families America (HFA), Nurse Family Partnership®).
- Enhancing services for pregnant women with chronic diseases that increase the risk of premature birth such as diabetes and hypothyroidism.
II. Group Prenatal Care
- Enhancing care through the group prenatal care model (e.g. CenteringPregnancy®). For more information, please visit www.CenteringGeorgia.org.
III. Quality Improvement Initiatives
- Initiating a quality improvement program related to premature birth prevention with the goal of catalyzing systems change.
See also: 2013 Georgia Chapter Grants(PDF,567.41kb) , 2012 Georgia Chapter Grants(PDF,40.04kb) , (PDF,132.85kb)