March of Dimes Seeks Applications for Community Awards to Help Moms and Babies
Applications are due November 7, 2014Edina, MN, August 08, 2014
March of Dimes Minnesota Chapter is seeking applications for Community Awards grants to support programs that address unmet maternal and child health needs. Awarding grants to organizations is one of the ways the March of Dimes pursues its mission of improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
The goal of the Community Awards program is to identify and fund community-based programs addressing the health concerns of pregnant women and infants in Minnesota. They must also fall under our 2015 funding priorities.
Community Awards will be funded in each of our five divisions including Central, Greater Twin Cities, Northland, Southeast and Southwest Minnesota.
Community Awards, which can be requested for amounts up to $1,000, may not be used to support the purchase of equipment or furniture, individual tuition or conference fees, dues or membership fees, employee salary, or programs requiring long-term March of Dimes funding.
Applications are being accepted until November 7, 2014, and grantees will be notified on January 30, 15. The funding period extends from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. For more information visit marchofdimes.com/minnesota or contact Martha Overby, Director of Program and Public Affairs, 612-326-9443.
For larger projects, please review the Chapter Grant 2015 funding priority areas or contact the March of Dimes Minnesota Chapter to learn more about its Chapter Grants Program.
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