Grants of up to $5,000 to Wisconsin community-based nonprofit organizations and agencies for programs that promote oral health care. Funding is intended to support dental clinics for underserved populations, dental health education, and other related charitable activities. The goal of the program is to increase access to, and education relating to, oral health care and to encourage volunteerism in the dental health community.
Examples of qualified oral health promotions include:
Dental supplies, equipment, and other operating expenses for a low-income dental clinic
Dental health education conducted at schools, health fairs and social agencies, via mobile dental clinics or outreach programs
Dental health education efforts in conjunction with preventive programs, such as fluoride and dental sealant application projects
Other philanthropic endeavors relating to dentistry in Wisconsin
Grants will be awarded based on:
Potential impact on the target audience and/or community
Potential for, or history of, continuous program operation
Community involvement including volunteer support
Provision of actual restorative, preventive and dental education services
Oral health awareness education and promotion content
Originality, creativity, and innovation of program/project
Proposals by community-based, not-for-profit, oral health promotion programs located and operating in the state of Wisconsin will be considered. Organizations must be 501(c)(3) status or government agency that is headquartered in Wisconsin.
Grants will not be awarded to support:
- Salary and other staff/volunteer compensation
- Endowments, fundraising campaigns or general operating expenses
- Lobbying of any kind
- Major capital expenses (purchasing, remodeling, or furnishing of facilities)
- Grants to organizations located or operated outside of Wisconsin
- Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)
Organizations are not eligible for both an Annual Grant and a Smile Program Grant during the same calendar year.
The 2024 grant application period is now open. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 15, by 11:59 PM.
Applications for the following calendar year will be available on the WDA Foundation web
page beginning no later than July 1.
Estimated Size of Grant
Award Range - $1,000 to $5,000
E-mail applications to: email@example.com
Include the Subject line: 2024 WDA Foundation Grant – Your Organization Name
For additional information, contact:
Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation
6737 W. Washington St., Ste. 2360
West Allis, WI 53214