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Oral Health Grant Program

Grants to South Carolina Nonprofits, Agencies,
and Schools to Improve Oral Health

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Delta Dental of South Carolina

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

09/17/18 Midnight


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Grants to South Carolina nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions to enhance oral health for residents of all ages. Applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to applying. Funding is generally awarded for capacity building projects, equipment purchase, or specific projects and programs.

The objectives of the Delta Dental 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 South Carolinians, with an emphasis on underserved populations.
-Ensure South Carolina is among the states with the highest indicators of oral health.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182518

Term of Contract:

Grant requests can be for single year or multi-year 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 South Carolina.

Organizations with active grants from Delta Dental are not eligible for grant funding within this calendar year.

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 South Carolina
-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 grants program is a two-stage process which consists of submitting a letter of inquiry and, if invited, submitting a full application.

Materials should be submitted online no later than midnight on the respective deadline date. Key dates for the 2018 application process are listed below.

February 2018 Grant Cycle:
-Online Letter of Inquiry Due: January 22, 2018
-Online Full Application Due: January 29, 2018
-Grant Notifications: March - April 2018

May 2018 Grant Cycle:
-Online Letter of Inquiry Due: March 26, 2018
-Online Full Application Due: April 2, 2018
-Grant Notifications: May – June 2018

August 2018 Grant Cycle:
-Online Letter of Inquiry Due: June 18, 2018
-Online Full Application Due: June 25, 2018
-Grant Notifications: August - September 2018

November 2018 Grant Cycle:
-Online Letter of Inquiry Due: September 10, 2018
-Online Full Application Due: September 17, 2018
-Grant Notifications: October - November 2018

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: South Carolina