The March of Dimes North Carolina Chapter is pleased to announce the availability of funding for community agencies working to improve the health of women before and during pregnancy. The March of Dimes Chapter Grant Program is designed to invest in projects that will further the Foundation’s mission of improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The Community Grants Program funds projects up to $50,000, with an average of $20,000 per grant. The process begins with a Letter of Intent which is due July 22, 2011. For a downloadable Request for Proposals brochure and instructions, please visit www.marchofdimes.com/northcarolina/1982.asp.
For smaller projects, called community awards, funding is also available. Awards may be granted up to $3,000, and can support activities such as: purchase and distribution of March of Dimes health education materials, implementation of March of Dimes community programs (e.g. Stork's Nest® and Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien®) or a conference for health professionals.
These investments represent one of the many ways that the March of Dimes pursues its mission to prevent birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org.