Annual report

Through lifesaving research and programs that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, we have made great strides in giving every baby a fighting chance. The preterm birth rate in the United States declined by more than 10 percent between 2006 and 2013. Teams of brilliant researchers at our five Prematurity Research Centers are getting us closer than ever to finding the causes of and the preventions for premature birth. The March of Dimes has advocated for moms and babies to achieve a record-breaking 125 legislative and regulatory wins. And we currently offer comfort and support to families with a baby in newborn intensive care in more than 130 hospitals nationwide.

Thanks to the generous support of volunteers, donors, sponsors and partners, we are taking on the serious problem of premature birth and other challenges that affect newborns to make a difference.

Annual Report 2015

The March of Dimes Foundation code of ethics commits us to accountability and transparency to the public. We communicate with our supporters, donors, and prospective donors by email, regular mail, phone, and other means, both to request contributions to our cause and to educate the public about preventing birth defects, infant mortality and premature birth, volunteer opportunities, and awareness and fund raising events in local communities throughout the United States.  These efforts help advance our mission to educate women of child bearing age, their relatives and those that support them during pregnancy.  As a result, in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) guidelines and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance, March of Dimes allocates a portion of our fundraising costs to program services. As a nonprofit organization that is exempt from federal taxation, we ensure our donors’ money is spent as efficiently and effectively as possible.