March of Dimes

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March-of-dimes
Headquarters Location: White Plains, NY 
Founded: 1938


Mission: March of Dimes helps moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.


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Story: Moms put their trust in the March of Dimes even before they get pregnant. The favorite tool on marchofdimes.com is our ovulation calendar, which helps women figure out the best time to conceive. Once baby is on board, moms can… Read the full story.

Expert Reviews: Evidence of Impact
March of Dimes Foundation follows its mission to support healthy pregnancies and help in early detection of defects and other abnormalities. As experts point out, the organization is dedicated to its mission through education and advocacy with no compromise.
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Leadership
March-of-dimes Jennifer  Howse. Jennifer Howse has been president of the March of Dimes since 1990. Under her direction, the nation’s foremost organization dedicated to the prevention of birth defects has seen steady revenue growth and a broadening of its mission to include national campaigns on folic acid education and prematurity prevention. Howse holds a doctorate in Child Language Development from Florida State University.… See full bio.


Financial Data
Charity Navigator Rating: 2stars (profile)
Total Revenue:
$207,886,586


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Contact Info
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Phone:
(914) 997-4488
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Address:
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue 
 
White Plains, NY  10605 , USA
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March-of-dimes Story: Moms put their trust in the March of Dimes even before they get pregnant. The favorite tool on marchofdimes.com is our ovulation calendar, which helps women figure out the best time to conceive. Once baby is on board, moms can come back to our website for hundreds of educational articles, videos and graphics. Sometimes a personal answer is important. March of Dimes health experts respond to questions in English and Spanish through email and Twitter® on topics ranging from everyday concerns about caffeine or hair dye to serious health issues like preterm labor. More moms are using a smart phone or tablet to connect with us. Our new iPad® apps, My 9 Months and Mis 9 meses, give them all the information they need quickly, in one place and on the go. They can learn more about prenatal care right from the waiting room. During a sleepless night, they can work on their birth plan or watch videos on how their baby is growing.

Moms-to-be can track their pregnancies on their iPhone® with our CineMama app. They can take pictures of their growing belly and turn them into a time-lapse video they can share with family and friends. They also can record milestones and memories in a keepsake diary. Weekly pregnancy tips from the March of Dimes help users stay healthy and remind them that no matter how anxious they might get, they shouldn’t rush their baby’s birth day.

Expert Reviews of March of Dimes

Evidence of Impact Summary:

March of Dimes Foundation follows its mission to support healthy pregnancies and help in early detection of defects and other abnormalities. As experts point out, the organization is dedicated to its mission through education and advocacy with no compromise.
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Organization Strengths Summary:

According to experts, March of Dimes Foundation has stable funding and effective programs for mothers and their children. They use in-depth research to inform their programs, education and services.
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Areas for Improvement Summary:

One of the recommendations for March of Dimes Foundation is to improve its funding strategy while lessening bureaucratic policies.
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Expert Comments: Evidence of Impact

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Reduced Mortality of Prematurely Born Babies

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March of Dimes Foundation eradicated polio, which brought attention to and reduced the mortality rate associated with premature babies.
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Commitment to preventing birth defects is the established branding for this organization and they have not strayed from this mission.


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Strong Awareness Programs

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March of Dimes Foundation has strong awareness programs and consistent financial support for research.
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They offer research-based information dissemination, direct support for research, and provision of direct services.


Expert Comments: Areas for Improvement

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Increasing Income from Major Gifts

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The organization could be less bureaucratic as well as improve cost ratios by increasing income from major gifts and not being so dependent upon grass roots financial support.


Leadership

March-of-dimes
Jennifer  Howse
CEO
Jennifer Howse has been president of the March of Dimes since 1990. Under her direction, the nation’s foremost organization dedicated to the prevention of birth defects has seen steady revenue growth and a broadening of its mission to include national campaigns on folic acid education and prematurity prevention. Howse holds a doctorate in Child Language Development from Florida State University. She has served in several top positions in public service, including State Commissioner for Mental Retardation in Pennsylvania. Howse is a member of the HHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetic Diseases in Newborns and a member of the Newborn Screening Steering Committee of American College of Medical Genetics.

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