Resources for New Programs and Exploring Applicants



If your goal is to establish a NDBN diaper bank or pantry, you’ll want to consider NDBN service areas and benchmarks.


Diaper need pervades every region of the United States. There are many towns and cities in need of a diaper bank or pantry. Before you begin, it is important – mostly for the community in need – that you reach out to any NDBN member organizations near the area you plan to serve. NDBN commits to helping its members grow through smart and sustainable planning. Sometimes this includes regional and state-wide expansion, though it may look like our efforts have yet to pay off. Whenever possible, we would love to help you contribute your skills and talents to an existing NDBN project.

  • If you’re passionate about starting your own independent diaper program from the ground up, NDBN and any nearby members can help identify a service area in need of support.


In order to become a NDBN member diaper bank or diaper program, all organizations must demonstrate nonprofit best practices and diaper program milestones. These benchmarks cover four key areas:

  • Governance
  • Participation
  • Fundraising and Finance
  • Advocacy

If your action team is interested in striving to demonstrate these benchmarks, NDBN staff is ready to provide support and assistance to help your program become a NDBN certified member.

All NDBN member organizations adhere to or demonstrate the benchmarks. (Although it’s not required, most members strive to achieve additional benchmarks, above and beyond these, as their programs succeed. )

Learn more about Exploring Member Benchmarks



NDBN provides all kinds of resources and support:

Become an advocate
Host a drive
Start a diaper program


If your organization has begun a diaper program and would like to learn about how to become a NDBN certified diaper bank or pantry, we’d love to hear from you: Request membership information.


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Additional Resources of Interest

NDBN engages in research that quantifies the extent and manifestations of the diaper gap, identifies the most effective interventions and demonstrates the costs imposed on society by the existence of this problem. Research findings are incorporated into the NDBN technical assistance program to help develop a community of practice within the diaper bank movement.

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 NDBN webinars support diaper bank formation and growth. We work with existing diaper banks and other organizations to identify best practices that can be used by organizations combating diaper need throughout the country.


When diaper banks provide one of a baby’s basic needs, we help moms succeed.