Working together to improve the health of moms and babies in our community
The March of Dimes Indiana Chapter and our partner organizations are helping moms have healthier pregnancies and babies begin healthier lives.
The Indiana Chapter Grant program includes Chapter Grant Awards and Division Community Awards. These awards fund organizations across the state in order to address unmet maternal and infant health needs. These grants are another way that the March of Dimes pursues its mission of saving babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
Chapter Grant Awards are larger grants of $5,000 or more and are reviewed and awarded by the Indiana Chapter Program Services Committee.
Division Community Awards are grants of $5,000 or less and are reviewed and awarded by the 7 Division offices' Program Services Committees. A list of offices and contact information is below.
About Division Community Awards
Like the Chapter Awards, Division Community Awards invest in priority projects that further the March of Dimes mission, support national and state objectives, and further our strategic goal of reducing prematurity and increasing smoking cessation while also addressing disparities in birth outcomes. Proposals will be accepted from organizations with the capacity, competence and experience to accomplish project goals and objectives through one of the following strategies:
Increasing access to and quality of health care for women and infants
Increasing availability of prevention services
Increasing availability of genetics services and folic acid education
In order to be eligible to receive a March of Dimes Community Awards grant, an organization must be an incorporated not-for-profit 501(c)(3) or for profit organization or government agency. The March of Dimes does not award grants to individuals.
Project interventions may be provider and/or consumer focused. Interventions must be provided within the local division's specified geographic area. See below for Division offices and contact information for Division Community Awards:
Central Indiana Division, Indianapolis, contact Derek Nutty.
Northeast Indiana Division, Fort Wayne, contact Kristy Geiger.
Northern Indiana Division, South Bend, contact Kristy Geiger.
Northwest Indiana Division, Merrillville, contact Victor Garcia.
Sagamore Division, Lafayette, contact Brenda Renaldo.
Southwest Indiana Division, Evansville, contact Mike Ball.
Wabash Valley Division, Terre Haute, contact Ruth Nasser.
For general questions and help please email us and let us know.
For more information about Community Grant Awards program and how to apply contact Jeena Siela, MPH, Director of Program Services for the Indiana Chapter.