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Delta Dental Foundation Awards Over $131K in Community Oral Health Grants


Okemos, Mich. — The Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) awarded more than $131,000 in community mini-grants to 34 community-based oral health programs and organizations in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

“If you had $5,000, how would you promote or provide oral health care to your community?" said Holli Seabury, EdD, executive director of the DDF. “These little grants go a long way—whether they’re supporting transportation to the dentist or free dentures to those in need.”

The goal of the Community Mini-Grants program is to increase dental access to historically and systemically disadvantaged communities, provide educational programming on the importance of oral health and how it relates to overall health, and reduce oral health disparities related to oral and overall health. Each grant was limited to a maximum of $5,000.

Recipients were selected based on the number of people served (and the impact of the program on said population), the program’s originality, the program’s level of community involvement and the applicant’s ability to measure success. This year's grantees include:




The next round of Community Mini-grants will open on August 14, 2023. For more information, visit our Community Mini-Grants page