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.
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.
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.
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 2016. Please check back regularly for updates.