Our history

Celebrate our legacy and be a part of our lasting impact for every family.

For 85 years, March of Dimes has helped millions of families be healthy and strong in communities like yours and across the country.

Our journey began as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis where we led research that eradicated polio. Over the decades we evolved to provide essential information and research critical for moms and babies as March of Dimes. We build on that legacy each year to level the playing field for every parent, baby, and family, no matter their wealth, race, gender, or geography.

Through our milestones, we’re not only celebrating, but also remembering our impact from the past 85 years. With the generous support of our partners and donors, we fight for every mom and every family. It’s what we do. It’s what we’ve always done. But we’re far from finished.

Our Impact

Health Equity

Accelerating collective action


Leading and innovating


Taking action, amplifying voices