Our mission

Our mission is to lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Our goals are to end the preventable maternal health risks and deaths, end preventable preterm birth and infant death, and close the health equity gap.
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We make an impact for families

March of Dimes believes in a world where every mom and baby is healthy regardless of wealth, race, gender or geography. The U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations for childbirth, especially for families of color. Through research, programs and advocacy, our supporters enable us to be there for parents throughout their pregnancies.

We won't stop fighting for families

Uniting to make an impact for families

Our goal has always been to improve mom and baby health

We’ve accomplished much, but we have a long way to go to create a world where every mom, baby and family is healthy and strong. Find out where we are heading.

It began with the fight against polio

Since 1938, March of Dimes has helped millions of babies survive and thrive. From polio to preterm births, learn how our mission has evolved since solving one of the world’s major children's health crisis.

March of Dimes history

Making a real difference

The maternal and infant health crisis is real. But so is our impact. From providing access to quality health care to mobilizing our community to create lasting change for moms and babies, we're ensuring families can get the best possible start.

Our Impact

Fighting for Equity

Our partners work hard to address the maternal and infant health crisis in the U.S. Together, we’re advancing equitable health outcomes.
Our Impact

Unstoppable Together

2021 was an impactful year. Read our annual report: Unstoppable Together to learn more about our year in review.

Our audience is as diverse as our reach

Together with our partners, we educate medical professionals and the public about best practices, support lifesaving research, provide comfort and support to families in NICUs and advocate for those who need us most. 

To achieve great things, we need great partners

We’re accomplishing amazing things, but it only works with the help of our partners. The need to help moms and babies is constant. Learn about the many rewarding ways you can help us continue to protect families. 

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Advocate for healthy moms and strong babies with March of Dimes. Join our network and make a difference in maternal and infant health.

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Help save moms and babies nationwide with your donation. Support lifesaving research and advocacy at March of Dimes.