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

2016 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 learn more at the link below:

2016 Little Giraffe Foundation NICU Support Request for Proposals


Upcoming Events!



Sunday, October 16, 4:30-6:30 pm
175 W Jackson, Suite 123, Naperville, Illinois 60540
Tickets: $40

Join us in this Family FUNdraiser for both adults and children where anyone age 5+ can create a masterpiece for a worthy cause. All proceeds will benefit the Little Giraffe Foundation and support their mission of funding neonatal research and supporting parents and patients of the NICU.

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Saturday, December 17, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
1028 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610
Tickets: $37 Child / $56 Adult

Join us for an exhilarating morning full of fun, food, and culture at Vora!
Enjoy performances of Disney music favorites performed by symphony level musicians and opera singers that will please adults and children alike!
Tickets include light Asian fusion cuisine, coffee and kids drinks, and one cocktail per adult. A cash bar will also be available.
In addition, those who decide to stay at Vora for lunch will receive a 15% discount on their entire food/drink bill!