Foundation / Corporation
Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation (DDVAF)
Grants to Virginia nonprofit organizations to increase access to oral health care, promote oral health education, and support oral health research. Funding may be requested for new initiatives, existing programs, one-time events, and start-up funding. All proposals must address at least one of the following focus areas:
Access to Care:
Initiatives focus on breaking down the barriers that prevent uninsured or underinsured individuals from accessing oral health care and/or the delivery of care in their communities. Examples that would fall in this category could include, but are not limited to, initiatives that increase the number of dental patients seen, provide for additional dentists and dental staff, purchase dental equipment or eliminate barriers that keep patients from keeping appointments. Additional initiatives for consideration include those that seek to increase the overall number of dentists practicing in Virginia, particularly in rural, underserved areas.
Oral Health Education:
Initiatives focus on providing oral health education to the public with a special focus on low-income individuals and children as well as enhancing educational initiatives for those pursuing a career in oral heath.
Advances in Oral Health through Research:
Initiatives focus on improving oral health through medical, educational and behavioral research.
Types of Projects eligible for funding:
- Continue or expand dental treatment services
- Dental equipment or supplies for dental safety net clinics
- Oral health educational materials or programs
- Fluoride varnish applications
- Fluoride equipment
GrantWatch ID#: 171204
The following entities may apply for a grant from the DDVAF:
- Any public agency or private non-profit holding a 501(c)(3) tax-exemption; or
- Any organization with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt fiscal sponsor; or
- An applicant for federal tax-exemption under 501(c)(3).
If the applicant is a free clinic or a community health center, it must be a member in good standing with either the Virginia Association of Free Clinics or the Virginia Community Healthcare Association.
The DDVAF accepts proposals from August 1 - September 30. Grant applications must be received on or before September 30.
The Foundation reviews proposals and makes grant decisions in the fall and funds are distributed in December.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.