New York State grants
Helping moms and babies in New York State
To apply for the 2016 March of Dimes New York State Community Grants Program (Application Guidelines)
The March of Dimes New York State Chapter funds programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. This includes providing financial support to 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. Grants and awards are given to projects that address the urgent needs of moms and babies.
The New York State Chapter uses gifts wisely. The chapter community grants program is designed to invest in priority projects that further the March of Dimes mission, support national and state objectives, and further our strategic goal of reducing disparities in birth outcomes. We award grants based on a number of criteria, including the group or organization’s ability to accomplish its goals, as well as the potential impact a project will have in helping us prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality. Proposals will be accepted from organizations focusing on one of the following priorities:
1. Providing or enhancing preconception health education and/or services
2. Providing or enhancing risk reduction education and/or services
--Implementing community programs that aim to promote equity in birth outcomes
--Enhancing services for pregnant women with chronic diseases that increase the risk of premature birth, such as diabetes and hypothyroidism
3. Initiating a quality improvement program related to premature birth prevention with the goal of catalyzing systems of change
In order to be eligible to receive a March of Dimes chapter 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. 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.