Helping moms and babies in Minnesota
The March of Dimes 2016 Community Grants Request for Proposals are now available.
Founded in 1938, the mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. We do this by funding research to understand the problem and discover answers, helping moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies, and supporting families and comforting them when their baby needs help to survive and thrive.
As part of this effort, the Minnesota Chapter Community Grants Program is designed to invest in priority projects that further the March of Dimes mission, support campaign objectives, and further our strategic goal of promoting equity in birth outcomes.
The Minnesota Chapter continues to focus on the importance of breast feeding, nutritional programs to reduce obesity, addressing opioid addiction and programs to reduce health disparities and improve birth outcomes such as group prenatal care projects.
2016 Minnesota Funding Priority Areas:
1. Providing or enhancing premature birth risk reduction education and/or services. Priority given to those projects that address health disparities through supporting at-risk populations with low socio-economic issues, and/or ethnic diversity, or co-morbid medical conditions/risk factors that increase the risk of premature birth.
2. Supporting breast feeding initiatives including education on the health benefits of breastfeeding, nutritional needs of breast feeding mothers, breast milk donation, and milk banks.
Applications must be received by 3:30 PM on November 2, 2015. Late applications will not be accepted. Proposals should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information contact:
Michelle Gogerty, State Director of Program Services & Advocacy at (515) 657-6294
See Also: Apply for Grant