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Smiles for Kids Grants Program

Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits for
Children's Oral Health and Dental Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Delta Dental of North Carolina

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Grants of up to $5,000 to North Carolina nonprofit organizations for dental education initiatives and programs that focus on promoting children's oral health. Of particular interest are programs designed to promote and improve the oral health of underserved or at-risk populations and to those which have an oral health education component.

Taken into consideration are programs/activities in which the requesting organization is engaged; the number and type of constituencies served; services offered; accountability and fundraising practices; availability of other funding sources; and past successes.

Primary consideration is given to supporting meritorious programs or activities for which other sources of funding are unavailable.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173157

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Smiles for Kids grants program is limited to a maximum of $5,000 per grant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants must be dedicated to local nonprofit programs designed to promote oral health in North Carolina.

Although exceptions may be made, in general, grants are not provided for building construction or to cover an organization’s normal overhead expenses.

Smiles for Kids grants will not be awarded to/for the following:

- Capital campaigns, salaries, overhead/administrative expenses, endowments, advertising or fundraising activities
- Individuals
- Organizations that discriminate by race, religion, color, creed, gender, age or national origin
- Political organizations or campaigns
- Loans
- Projects developed for commercial or proprietary purposes

Pre-Application Information:

Call for Applications: November 1, 2017
Application deadline: December 20, 2017
Recipient award announcement: February 2018

Note: Only one proposal per organization per year will be considered.

Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download the grant guidelines.

Contact Information:

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

To apply:

Delta Dental Foundation
PO Box 293
Okemos, MI 48805-0293

Phone: 517-347-5333

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina