Who We Are

Mission & History

The Iowa SIDS Foundation is dedicated to providing emotional support to SIDS and SUID families, to educating Iowa families, healthcare professionals and childcare providers on SIDS and safe sleep practices, and to supporting medical research into unexpected sleep related infant deaths. 

The Iowa SIDS Foundation was founded by parents for parents. In 1993, three parent support groups formed the Iowa SIDS Alliance. In 2004, this group transitioned to the Iowa SIDS Foundation becoming a 501c3 non-profit organization. The service area for the Iowa SIDS Foundation includes all 99 Iowa counties. 

Support. Education. Hope.



Celebrating 20 years of supporting families, empowering professionals, and saving babies! 

In celebration of 20 years of service we are gifting a copy of the P. Buckley Moss Heavenly Babe print to all who request. This is our gift to you and completely free however donations are always appreciated. You can donate here. Learn more about the Heavenly Babe print below. 

On June 27, 1994 Dawn and Kevin Maughan lost their son Joseph to SIDS. Shortly after, Dawn asked artist P. Buckley Moss to create a print in dedication to babies who have died of SIDS. P. Buckley Moss graciously fulfilled Dawn’s request and created a painting entitled, “Heavenly Babe.” The prints are a signed and numbered special edition depicting a mother and child in subtle color. Only 1000 prints were published in this special edition. Request yours in the form below.

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