Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation Opens Grants Cycle for Oral Health Funding

A child gets a sealant application as part of his school-based dental sealant program funded by the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation.

A child gets a sealant application as part of his school-based dental sealant program funded by the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation.

Are you aware that an estimated 50% of Arizona kindergarteners have untreated tooth decay, often due to limited access to adequate dental services? To help reduce the effects of untreated tooth decay, the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is pleased to announce the kick-off of the 2013-14 community grants program. The program provides funding to organizations helping to improve the oral health of Arizonans.

The programs funded by these grants will promote good oral health practices and increase access to safe and effective preventive dental care, especially for children under 18 and pregnant mothers.

In addition to offering community grants, Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation will host several workshops to help organizations write concise and compelling proposals for oral health programming:

  • Flagstaff: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., July 23 at the Flagstaff Aquaplex
  • Lake Havasu: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., August 28 at the Boys & Girls Club of the Colorado River
  • Phoenix: 2:30-4:30 p.m., August 16 at the MOLAR Coalition meeting at the Maricopa County Department of Public Health
  • Phoenix: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., September 5 at the Arizona Community Foundation
  • Tucson: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., August 22 at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
  • Yuma: 9-11 a.m., July 31 at the Yuma Community Food Bank

Organizations have until October 3, 2013 to apply for one, two or three-year grants ranging from $1,000 to $25,000. For a list of past grant recipients, complete guidelines and application materials, visit www.deltadentalaz.com/foundation/community-grants.

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