The AECDC has received a $2000 grant the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) to further its effort to help babies in New Brunswick and surrounding areas. The funds will be used to help pay the the AECDC staff that provides not only the diapers, but also referrals for many other services. The AECDC was one of 61 national recipients of the inaugural Funds for Change grant.
The Funds for Change grants are designed to enhance the sustainability or capacity of individual diaper banks to address diaper need in their respective communities. In total, NDBN awarded more than $100,000 in grant funding to member diaper banks operating in 30 states. However, the net impact of the Funds for Change exceeds $200,000, as each NDBN grant is matched dollar-for-dollar at the local level. The 61 grants awarded ranged in size from $800 to $2,000 and went to both newly formed and established diaper banks, located in communities throughout the country.