Helping moms and babies in Illinois
The March of Dimes Illinois 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.
The March of Dimes Illinois Chapter is pleased to announce the 2015 Community Grant recipients:
- Adams County Health Department
- Boone County Health Department*
- Children's Home + Aid
- Crittenton Centers
- Douglas County Health Department
- Lake County Health Department*
- Macoupin County Health Department
- Mason County Health Department
- Mile Square Health Center
- Near North Health Service Corporation*
- Public Health Foundation of North West Illinois
- Scott County Health Department
- VNA Health Care
* Grants awarded to Boone County Health Department, Lake County Health Department and Near North Health Service Corporation were made possible through funding from The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., parent company of Carson's department stores.
The March of Dimes Illinois 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.
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 $7,000 to $15,000. Community Awards are generally awarded for one year up to $2,658.
We are not currently accepting Community Award or Community Grant applications. We will release our 2016 Community Grant and Community Award RFAs in the fall of 2015. Please check back regularly for updates.