Helping moms and babies in Illinois
The Illinois Chapter community grants program is designed to invest in priority projects that further the March of Dimes mission, support national and state objectives, and further our strategic goal of reducing disparities in birth outcomes. 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 birth, birth defects and infant mortality.
Preconception/Interconception Care is a core priority that the Illinois Chapter will focus on during 2013-2015. During the 2014 grant cycle, the March of Dimes seeks to fund programs with the objective of focusing on male involvement programs targeting males across the reproductive life span. Applications will be accepted from organizations focusing on:
Male involvement programming for male youth, men of reproductive age and expecting and/or parenting fathers.
2014 Request for Applications Deadline is Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Application can be accessed here. Please note that applicants must submit both an electronic and original hardcopy of the completed application by 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Hardcopy submissions should be sent to:
Priscilla Williams, MA
Associate Director of Program Services
111 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1650
Chicago, IL 60604
For answers to questions about the logistics of RFA submission, please contact Priscilla Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals will be reviewed by a multi-disciplinary Program Services Committee. Applicants will be notified of their funding status by Tuesday, December 2, 2014. The grant period is from December 17, 2014 to December 16, 2015.
Agencies must have submitted a proposal before the deadline of 12 p.m. CT on August 29, 2014 to be eligible for 2014 Community Awards.
Community Awards Timeline (Community Awards are for one year only):
- Deadline extended: August 29, 2014 - Applications are due to March of Dimes
- October 27, 2014 - Award letters are sent to recipients
- November 1, 2014 - October 31, 2015 - Funding year cycle
The Illinois Chapter's Program Services Committee awarded 2014 Community Grants to the following organizations:
- Adams County Health Department
- Boone County Health Department
- Children's Home + Aid
- Mason County Health Department
- McLean County Health Department
- Mile Square Health Center
- Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation
- TASC, Inc.
- Tazewell County Health Department
- VNA Health Care
For answers to questions about 2014 Community Awards and Community Grants submissions, please contact Priscilla Williams, Associate Director of Program Services.
In order to be eligible to receive a March of Dimes Illinois Chapter grant, an organization must be an incorporated not-for-profit 501(c)(3), a for profit organization or government agency. The March of Dimes does not award grants to individuals. Applicants must disclose any conflict of interest due to representation by their organization on the chapter's Program Services Committee or the Chapter or Division Board of Directors.