What are community awards?
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 the state of Georgia. Funding for Community Awards may be granted up to $3,000. 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. To view our product catalog, visit the March of Dimes Web site at marchofdimes.org/catalog.
We are pleased to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) and an invitation for Letters of Intent (LOI) for our 2016 Community Awards (requests up to $3,000).
Community Awards Timeline (Community Awards are for one year for less than $3,000)
- March 4, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. - Applications are due to the March of Dimes
- June 30, 2016 - Award letters sent to recipients
- July 1 - December 31, 2016 - Grant Period
Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. Organizations that are interested in applying for Community Awards should contact Julie Zaharatos at (404) 720-5304.
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What are chapter grants?
Chapter Grants are awarded for larger programs which address unmet medical needs for Georgia's moms and babies. Our funds typically go toward programs that focus on education and prevention and increasing access to prenatal care. Grants are generally awarded for one to three years and range from $10,000 to $25,000.
The chapter community grants fund for 2016 is approximately $200,000. It is anticipated that four to six projects will be funded, with awards ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 each.
The March of Dimes is pleased to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) and an invitation for Letters of Intent (LOI) for our 2016 Community Awards (requests up to $3,000) and 2017 Chapter Grants (average of $25,000).
Chapter Grants Timeline (Grants are for one or multiple years from $10,000 to $25,000)
- July 25, 2016 - Applications due to the March of Dimes
- By January 30, 2017 - Notification sent to 2017 Chapter Grantees
Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. Organizations that interested in applying for Chapter Grant funding should contact Julie Zaharatos at (404) 720-5304.
What has the March of Dimes Georgia Chapter funded in the past?
For an idea of the types of projects that we have funded in the past, please take a look at our list of 2015 Chapter Grantees, 2014 Chapter Grantees, 2013 Chapter Grantees and our 2012 Community Award recipients.
For more information about our Community Awards and Chapter Grants, please contact Julie Zaharatos at (404) 720-5304.See also: Where the Money Goes in Georgia(PDF,454.35kb) , 2013 Georgia Grantees(PDF,567.41kb)