Helping moms and babies in Wisconsin
The March of Dimes-Wisconsin 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.
2016 Wisconsin Community Awards
Congratulations to the following organizations who successfully applied to receive Community Awards through the March of Dimes in 2016:
- Columbia St. Mary's Foundation (Strong Baby Sabbath): Columbia St. Mary's will play host to an educational program for Milwaukee pastors on the impact of prematurity and safe sleep on African-American infant mortality. The event will prepare pastors to deliver information about healthy births and safe-sleep practices to their congregations on Strong Baby Sabbath. Award amount $700.
- Wood County Health Department (Tobacco Cessation Education to Reduce Secondhand Smoke Exposure): This project is designed to provide a lunch and learn service to educate healthcare providers on tobacco products that are currently accessible to consumers and to spread awareness of tobacco cessation programs that are available as a resource to their patients. Award amount $1,300.
Watch for information about applying for 2017 Community Awards. For larger grants, contact the March of Dimes Wisconsin office to learn more about the March of Dimes Community Grants Program.
2016 Wisconsin Grants
Congratulations to the following organizations who successfully applied to receive grant funding through the March of Dimes in 2016:
- Zeta Phi Beta, Kappa Beta Zeta Charity Fund (Stork's Nest): The Stork's Nest provides education and incentives for women and helps improve birth outcomes as they are more likely to participate in prenatal education and care. Grant amount $15,000.
- Wisconsin Guild of Midwives (The Wisconsin Doulas of Color Collective: Impacting Health Inequities in Birth): With an emphasis on public health strategies for lasting social change, this project directly targets women from communities that have historically been marginalized within our health care system. This project focuses on promoting birth equity through workforce development and by providing an accessible credentialing pathway and support for women of color to enter into, and succeed in, birth related professions in order to provide Wisconsin families of color, culturally concordant, prenatal, birth, and lactation support services. Grant Amount $8,000.