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Oral Health Grant Program

Grants to Missouri Nonprofits, Agencies,
and Schools to Improve Dental Health

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Foundation / Corporation

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Delta Dental of Missouri

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Grants to Missouri nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions to enhance dental health for residents of all ages. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to applying. Funding is generally intended for the following: equipment, capacity building, project/program/restricted. Preference will be given to proposals showing a dollar-for dollar level of matching from other sources. Preference will also be given to proposals focused on increasing access to care in rural, dental health professional shortage areas

The objectives of the Delta Dental of Missouri Grant Program are to:

  • Reduce oral disease through education, prevention and treatment.
  • Ensure access to affordable, timely and high-quality dental health care.
  • Enhance the awareness of good oral health with a focus on children, the indigent, and other underserved populations.
  • Make a measurable difference in the oral health of Missourians, with an emphasis on underserved populations.
  • Ensure that Missouri is among the states with the highest indicators of oral health.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182517

Estimated Size of Grant:

Minimum Grant Amount: Over $5,000
Maximum Grant Amount: $100,000

Term of Contract:

All approved grants will be for a single year of support. Grant funding is only guaranteed for the duration of the grant term and does not necessarily indicate continuing support in subsequent years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations receiving funding must:
-Be a public charity classified as exempt from federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; or
-Be a public or governmental entity or academic institution such as a public school or health department.
-Serve individuals in the state of Missouri.

Grants are generally not awarded for the following:
-Direct payment or reimbursement to individuals for dental services
-Projects or programs not related to improving oral health in Missouri
-Religious purposes
-Lobbying, political or fraternal activities
-For-profit organizations
-Existing deficits
-Retroactive funding for projects that have been complete or will be complete prior to the grant decision date
-Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status

Pre-Application Information:

The next LOI deadline is March 27, 2020. Invited applications are due April 28, 2020.

The grants program is a two-stage process which consists of submitting a letter of inquiry through the online application system and, if invited, submitting a full application.

Your Letter of Inquiry (LOI) will be reviewed within two weeks of submission to determine if the program/project is ready to move forward with a full application. The LOI due date is the final date LOIs can be submitted to be considered for the grant cycle.

May 2020 Grant Cycle:
- Online Letter of Inquiry Due: March 27, 2020
- Online Full Application Due: April 28, 2020
- Charitable Giving Meeting: May 8, 2020

November 2020 Grant Cycle:
-Online Letter of Inquiry Due: September 16, 2020
-Online Full Application Due: September 23, 2020 (final deadline for 2020)
- Charitable Giving Meeting: October 23, 2020

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Stacy Harris, Supervisor of Community Outreach

Delta Dental of Missouri
12399 Gravois Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63127-1702

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