Foundation / Corporation
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Grants of up to $60,000 and grants of up to $35,000 to USA nonprofits for programs that provide access to emergency and restorative dental care for individuals in need, and to provide assistance dogs to veterans and individuals with disabilities.
In the oral health focus area, the Foundation supports the following types of requests:
- Funding for state Mission of Mercy (MOM) events that provide free dental care to underserved people across the U.S. Individual grants for MOM events range up to $5,000, depending on several factors in the application including the number of patients to be served and results from prior events.
- Start-up costs or one-time projects that expand an organization’s capacity to serve individuals in need. For example, funding may be used for construction or renovation costs to expand clinic capacity. Per funding guidelines, grants cannot be used to purchase dental supplies or equipment or for the costs of patient care. In general, individual grant amounts vary up to $35,000, depending on the project goals and scope.
- Operational funding to support volunteer dental professionals and/or students working with the program. In general, individual grant amounts vary up to $10,000, depending on the project details. Grants for salary expenses to employ a dental hygienist or assistant to work directly with volunteer dentists are limited up to $5,000 per organization.
- Strategic grants for programs that impact underserved populations on a large scale. Programs may be national, regional or serve an expanded metro area. In general, individual grant amounts vary up to $60,000, depending on the scale and impact of the program.
Priority is given to organizations that are staffed primarily by volunteer dental professionals and/or students.
In the animal health focus area, the Foundation supports the following types of requests:
- Funding for organizations that provide assistance dogs to veterans and individuals with disabilities. The Foundation awards grants for start-up costs or one-time expenses to help a program expand capacity. In general, grant amounts vary up to $35,000, depending on the project details.
Mission of Mercy Grants:
The Patterson Foundation provides grants for state Mission of Mercy (MOM) events across the U.S. each year. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations classified as public charities by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
All treatment at the event must be provided free of charge without restrictions.
All grant funds must be used for the event as specified in the application.
Grants cannot be used to purchase dental supplies or equipment.
Funding cannot be used for ADCF rental fees.
Organizations cannot receive more than one grant per event.
Review Process & Grant Amounts
Individual grant amounts range up to $5,000 depending on several factors including the number of patients to be served and results from prior events.
The Patterson Foundation will review grant applications for MOM events and make a decision within 30 days of receipt.
The Foundation will mail checks for approved MOM grants within 10 days of the decision date.
GrantWatch ID#: 178853
Oral health grants: In general, individual grant amounts vary up to $35,000, depending on the project goals and scope. For strategic grants for programs that impact underserved populations on a large scale, individual grant amounts vary up to $60,000, depending on the scale and impact of the program.
Animal grants: In general, grant amounts vary up to $35,000, depending on the project details.
MOM event grants: range up to $5,000.
The Foundation provides grants to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations classified as public charities by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Grants are made to support communities in the Patterson Companies service area.
In general, the Foundation will not consider requests for:
- The types of products sold by Patterson Companies, Inc., including dental or veterinary supplies and equipment (A local branch of a Patterson company may consider donating products.)
- The direct costs of treatment or therapies
- Organizations primarily funded by state or federal governments
- Film/video productions
- Religious programs for religious purposes
- Scientific research
- Fraternal, social, veteran or military organizations
- Conferences/seminars or publications of their proceedings
- Fundraising or athletic events
- Emergency operating support
- Political advocacy, lobbying
More information on how to apply:
If your organization is applying for a renewal grant, please contact the Patterson Foundation by phone or e-mail to be given access to the renewal application form.
Most applications require 60 to 90 days for consideration, depending upon when the Patterson Foundation Board meets to consider requests.
Mission of Mercy (MOM) Grants:
If you are seeking funding for a local Mission of Mercy event, here is more about the application process for MOM events:
MOM event grants have different guidelines and deadlines. Applications must be submitted at least 3 months in advance of the event, but not more than 8 months in advance.
How to Apply for MOM Grants:
Create an account in the online grant application system and complete the Mission of Mercy Event grant application form.
Select one email address and password to be used for all applications.
It is recommended that you use the email address of the person responsible for administration of the grant. The Patterson Foundation will send all communications to this email address.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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