Campaigns and initiatives

These campaigns help us in the fight for the health of all moms and babies

Mom and baby action network

With your participation, we can make an impact together

The U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations for childbirth, especially for women and babies of color. Together, we can change that. Your participation in any of our campaigns or initiatives is essential to helping every family have healthy pregnancies and strong babies.

#Blanketchange for moms and babies

Be an Ambassador

Our campaign to advocate for health equity impacting moms and babies

Every family deserves the best possible start, but barriers to care persist across our communities. Join us in urging Congress to prioritize the health of moms and babies. We’re focused on three areas that supports this:

Equity – Eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities by focusing on prevention, treatment and social determinants of health to improve birth outcomes.

Access – Improving unequal access to health care, which contributes to the maternal and infant health crisis.

Prevention – Expanding research and data collection on maternal mortality and morbidity to address preventable health conditions.

It Starts With Mom

Mom and baby action network

Our campaign to give moms and moms-to-be the information they need to be better prepared for pregnancy

Even if it’s not their first baby, new parents are constantly learning things about parenthood for the very first time. And while the milestones of parenthood aren’t always acknowledged in the same way they are for children, It Starts With Mom aims to celebrate them before, during and after the month of May. Make a donation and help moms, moms-to-be and pregnant people get the latest information and resources for every stage of pregnancy.

Attend our special events

Philips and March of Dimes

Signature Chefs: Feeding Motherhood

More than 1,200 chefs have joined us and lent their culinary talents to support moms and babies, serving dishes inspired by ambassador families that include family recipes, pregnancy cravings and kids’ favorite meals. Join the more than 27,000 people who attend Signature Chefs events held around the country each year to help end preventable maternal health risks and death, end preterm birth and close the health equity gap for every family.

Heroes in Action


Celebrating nurses and health providers

Honor our Heroes in Action, the many health care professionals who work tirelessly for the health of families to save lives every day. You can recognize an outstanding care provider for their work in hospitals, neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), clinics or home visits. Register for a local event or nominate a health professional doing amazing work in your area.

Vaccine awareness campaign

Discovery Grants

Addressing the health equity gap in vaccines for families

Many children in the U.S. don't have access to routine, recommended vaccines. You can help #ClosetheVaxGap by providing information that educates moms on routine vaccines and where they can get them, enlisting local and trusted voices within the community and advocating for equitable vaccine access for all families.

One day to make a big impact for families

Donations make it all work.  Save the date for these annual events to be a part of a collective fundraising campaign to support the health of every family.

Fundraising campaign

Giving Day

Once a year, we host our biggest appeal to the masses to make a life-changing donation to March of Dimes. Your support helps fund innovative research, advocacy and programs to help every family thrive.
Fundraising campaign

Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday is a global charitable giving movement unleashing the power of generosity. Created as a simple idea, it's a day that encourages people to do good. By donating to March of Dimes, you'll provide a gift that will impact and save lives.