Helping moms and babies
The March of Dimes Missouri Chapter funds programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. This includes providing financial support for research and education that will help moms before and during their pregnancies. It also includes working with local medical groups and organizations to improve prenatal care and newborn screening.
The goal of the Community Grants program is to identify and fund community-based programs addressing the health concerns of pregnant women and infants in the state of Missouri. Desired applications include community-based programs that address the following:
- Smoking Cessation -such as Baby & Me Tobacco Free ™ and the Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment (SCRIPTS) Program
- Preconception Health Education and/or services - such as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)
- Group Prenatal Care Model such as CenteringPregnancy ® or CenteringParenting ®
- Quality Improvement Programs - such as implementation of the Preterm Labor Assessment Toolkit (PLAT) and Eliminating Early Elective Delivery Toolkit (EED)
Community Grants are one year only and the funding year is from January 1-December 31.
Trina Ragain, MSPH
11829 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Proposals are reviewed by a multi-disciplinary Program Services Committee.
In order to be eligible to receive a March of Dimes Missouri 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.