Foundation / Corporation
March of Dimes Iowa Chapter
01/03/18 4:00 PM CST
Grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 to Iowa nonprofit organizations and government agencies for community-based projects that address the health concerns of women and infants. Nonprofits serving minority groups and pregnant women in Polk, Black Hawk, Woodbury, and Linn counties are highly encouraged to apply. Specific priority focus areas include group prenatal care and birth spacing.
In general, applicants should address the March of Dime mission of improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Priority will be given to projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:
a) Focused on prematurity prevention;
c) Include measurable outcomes; and
d) Promote equity in birth outcomes.
Projects may focus on consumers and/or healthcare providers.
Allowable costs include:
-Salary: grant funds may be used to cover salaries for project-related employees, but cannot be used to pay salary costs for employees who are already employed full time. Exceptions may be made in circumstances where a specified position is supported primarily by grant funds and the applicant can demonstrate that the requested funds would replace existing grant funds.
-Materials and supplies (e.g. office supplies, health-related materials, refreshments) necessary to accomplish the specific objectives of the proposal that are usually "used up" in the course of the project. Incentives are items used to enable or ensure participants are able to take advantage of services provided by grantees, for example, metro or bus cards to assist women in attending prenatal care appointments or educational sessions.
-Printing and travel that are reasonable and necessary for project implementation. March of Dimes funds will not pay for first-class travel.
- Facilities: Rental costs associated with using a physical location for an activity necessary to accomplish the specific objectives of the proposal are permitted.
The following are primary and secondary purpose categories eligible for this RFP.
Primary purpose categories:
- Interconception education and healthcare
- Preconception education and healthcare
- Prenatal care services
- Prenatal adjunct services
- Prenatal education and social support
- Professional education and training
- Quality improvement
Secondary purpose category:
- Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien
- Care coordination (case management, patient navigator, medical home, etc.)
- Chronic disease management in pregnancy (hypertension, diabetes, obesity, etc.)
- Coming of the Blessing
- Early elective delivery prevention
- Early entry into prenatal care
- Education materials
- Fertility treatment education
- Folic acid
- Genetic services for pregnant women
- Genetic services for non-pregnant women
- Group prenatal care (CenteringPregnancy®)
- Group prenatal care (other than CenteringPregnancy)
- Home visiting
- Interconception education
- Maternal/Child Health (MCH) program enrollment (getting women into WIC, Medicaid, CHIP, etc.)
- Newborn screening
- Post-polio activities
- Preconception education
- Prenatal education/incentive (Stork’s Nest®)
- Prenatal education/incentive (models other than Stork’s Nest)
- Preterm labor prevention
- Project Alpha
- Preterm birth recurrence prevention education (about 17P)
- Preterm birth recurrence prevention education (other than 17P)
- Risk reduction education/services (alcohol and drug use)
- Risk reduction education/services (smoking cessation)
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) prevention
GrantWatch ID#: 148143
$500 to $10,000
The Grant period is March 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019. All chapter community grants are approved for one year only.
Applicants may choose to submit a proposal that covers a two or three year project period. However, March of Dimes only awards funds for one year at a time (maximum three consecutive years). Funding for years two and three is not guaranteed and will be based upon March of Dimes review of progress and expenditures and the availability of funds.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Proposals should be sent to:
Alicia Helion, Maternal Child Health Director
March of Dimes
700 Main Avenue
Fargo, ND 58103
Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.
Grants to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length film projects. Funding is intended to support projects at any production phase from development through post-production. Priority will be given to applications from early career and emerg
Grants of up to $2,000 to Canada, USA, and Territories eligible medical residents for projects to improve children's health and well-being. Funding is intended to meet the health needs of children with a broad-based community approach. Projects must be led by a pediatri
Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states to address the needs of residents in eligible counties, with priority given to low- to moderate-income populations. Applicants in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,
Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are
Grant of $9,000 to a USA, Canada, or International early-career psychologist for child psychology research projects. The purpose of the program is for research and demonstration projects that foster an understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholast
Grants of $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government entities, educational institutions, and volunteer fire companies for community benefit projects. Funding is intended to support a wide range of impactful and sustainable initiatives that meet community needs.