Philanthropy

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 partners with local communities to increase access to care, support dental education and fund research that advances the oral health field. Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded more than $40 million across 15 states and the District of Columbia. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies, including Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and Delta Dental of New York, Inc. 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
  • Local events and programs for children and adults in need
  • Scientific research related to oral health

Funding is broken down into four programs, based on type.

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

Community Giving

Serving those in need isn’t limited to oral health. With support from our group of companies, our Foundation has provided millions of dollars in contributions to various nonprofit groups. We also contribute to disaster relief.

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.

Community Contacts

Philanthropy:

foundation@delta.org

State & Local Programs:

See specific programs for contact information.

“Research and education are important components in the fight against dental disease because they address cause and prevention, not just the symptoms. The money that we spend today to finance such projects will reap dividends tomorrow in the form of improved oral health and reduced treatment costs for more people”
– John Yamamoto, DDS, MPH, Vice President of Professional Services