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Grants to Wisconsin Nonprofits and Agencies for Programs to Promote Oral Health Care

Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) Foundation Annual Grant Program


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Geographic Focus
USA: Wisconsin

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/15/23 11:59 PM Receipt Save

Grant Description
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


Additional Eligibility Criteria
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:
- Individuals
- Salary and other staff/volunteer compensation
- Travel
- 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.

Pre-Application Information
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

Contact Information
E-mail applications to:
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
Phone: 414-755-4198

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