Patients In Need

The Little Giraffe Foundation works closely with leaders in neonatal research as well as neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) across the country. If you are need of support, we are happy to review your needs. Please follow the below processes depending on your goals.

Neonatal Research Grants

The Little Giraffe Foundation is looking for top research partners focused in neonatology to improve the quality of care in the NICU, to improve survival rates, and to ensure greater quality of life for those babies once they leave the NICU. Our grant application process is very similar to the March of Dimes, so feel free to reuse this paperwork for your Little Giraffe Foundation application. If you have not yet applied for a March of Dimes research grant you can view the process below to begin the application process. Once your paperwork is completed you can email your request to

2014 Little Giraffe Foundation Neonatal Research Initiative Request for Proposals

NICU Support Grants

The Little Giraffe Foundation has partnered with many NICUs and organizations dedicated to supporting NICUs across the country to provide support to NICU patients and their families. We are open to providing funds for everything from rocking chairs to small gifts for each of the families currently spending time in the NICU. For examples of the type of support we have provided in the past, you can see Our Work.

For those requesting funding, please contact us or learn more at the link below:

2014 Little Giraffe Foundation NICU Support Request for Proposals


Upcoming Events!

Thursday, November 6th, 7-9 pm
Bottle and Bottega, 2900 N. Lincoln, Chicago
Wine & food are included!
Tickets: $45

In honor of preemies throughout the country, come on out to uncork your inner artist and create a masterpiece of your own for a good cause. Don't worry if you're artistically challenged, an on-site local artist will help, and so will the wine. All proceeds benefit the Little Giraffe Foundation funding neonatal research and supporting parents and patients of the NICU. Wine and snacks included.

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Wednesday, November 19th, 7-9 pm
175 W Jackson, Suite 123, Naperville, Illinois 60540
Snacks are included!
Tickets: $40

Come out and support Little Giraffe Foundation for this month's World Prematurity Day! The night will be filled with lots of great raffle prizes and munchies from local restaurants! All proceeds will benefit Little Giraffe Foundation's missions of funding neonatal research and supporting patients and parents in the NICU.
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