By creating more smiles, we hope to improve health and enhance lives. And this requires more than providing exceptional dental benefits. That’s why we make it a priority to support groups, organizations and charities with the goal of building healthier, happier communities.
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation is the philanthropic arm of our Delta Dental enterprise. It provides funding and support to advance research, education and access to dental care across our 15-state service area plus the District of Columbia. Each year, our sponsorships include:
- Community oral health programs and education
- Dental clinic services for the underserved, low-income and/or uninsured persons
- Dental and dental hygiene student scholarships
- Scientific research related to oral health
Funding is broken down into three programs, based on type.Register & Apply
Access to Care Grant
The Access to Care Grant supports nonprofit community clinics and health care programs working to improve oral health and access for underserved children and adults.Access to Care Grant Guidelines
Oral Health Education Fund
The Oral Health Education Fund sponsors projects and educational outreach that help increase oral health awareness within populations where it’s most needed.Oral Health Education Fund Guidelines
Scientific Research Grant
Scientific Research Grants are reserved for research related to improving oral health and the delivery of dental care, including reducing treatment costs.Scientific Research Grant Guidelines
The Foundation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
Serving those in need isn’t limited to oral health. We have a separate corporate fund to fulfill the needs and sponsorship requests that fall outside of the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation’s scope.
Our Delta Dental enterprise companies have provided millions of dollars in corporate contributions, matching funds and community service donations to various nonprofit groups. We also contribute to disaster relief — in 2017 we donated over $1 million in funds and dental kits to support those suffering from devastating hurricanes, earthquakes and fires.Register & Apply