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Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits to Improve Dental
Healthcare Access in Underserved Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/01/18 Postmarked


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Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations to enhance access to oral and dental health care for residents throughout the State. Funding is intended to benefit disadvantaged communities by ensuring proper oral health for all citizens.

The Foundation gives priority to proposals that have measurable improvement goals, show strong community support for the project, and are innovative in nature.

Considerations for grant approvals include:

- Originality, creativity, and innovation
- History of, or potential for, continuous program operations
- Community involvement and collaboration, including volunteer support
- Potential impact on the target community or audience
- Established matching funds and/or long-term funding relationships

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144749

Term of Contract:

Funding is for one year only. Multi-year projects must reapply each year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The MDS Foundation distributes funds in various amounts to applicants located in Massachusetts for projects benefiting citizens of the Commonwealth.

Applications must include IRS documentation of nonprofit, tax-exempt status.

Pre-Application Information:

A properly completed grant application, including all required documents, must be postmarked on or before September 1. The application and attachments should be mailed to Ms. Jennifer Hanlin at MDS.

Funding decisions will be announced in December.

For general information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applicants should mail the application to:

Ms. Jennifer Hanlin
MDS Foundation, Inc.
Two Willow Street, Suite 200
Southborough, MA 01745-1027

Phone: 800.342.8747
Fax: 508.480.0002

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts