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!

April 2014
Reserve your Spot!


During the entire month of April, More Than Milk and the Neighborhood Parents Network will be supporting the Little Giraffe Foundation by hosting playdates! They will be helping us to collect comfort items such as board books, plastic baby toys, journals, and reusable water bottles for NICU families.

A list of playdates open to the public is available hereYou must sign-up online to attend and space is limited!

Sunday, June 22, 1:00 pm
Beyond the Ivy, 1010 Waveland Ave.
Beer, wine, & food are included!
Tickets: $115 (Thru 4/15) | Event Details

The Little Giraffe Foundation invites you join us for our 4th Annual Cubs Rooftop Event to benefit neonatal research and patients and families of the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).

A limited number of advanced are available for a reduced price through April 15.

This Chicago Cubs Rooftop serves as our organization’s primary annual fundraising event. Attendees get a premium Cubs game viewing experience while helping to support our causes.


July 20, 2014, 6:30 am
Millenium Park, Chicago, IL
Join Our Team!
Support Our Team!

The Little Giraffe Foundation has been selected as an official charity partner for the Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon presented by Humana Vitality!

Register with us today and your spot in the half marathon is guaranteed at a discounted rate!

Not a runner? Support our team by donating to one of our participants!