Helping moms and babies in Wisconsin
The March of Dimes Wisconsin 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.
The community awards fund for 2016 is $2,000. Awards may be granted up to $2,000. For larger grants, contact the March of Dimes Wisconsin office to learn more about the March of Dimes Community Grants Program.
All interested parties please submit your application by 4:00pm Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Notification of awards: Monday, 04/11/2016
Grant period: 05/02/2016 – 12/16/2016
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.