The Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation has opened up the application process for its 2021 Community Grants program. Awards of up to $30,000 each and up to $500,000 total are available to help improve the oral health of Arkansans.
The final application deadline is August 21, 2020, and recipients will be notified by December 2020. Funding will be distributed in January 2021 at a grantee meeting at Delta Dental’s home office in Sherwood. More information and an application are available online.
Through Community Grants, the Foundation said, it seeks to improve oral healthcare in Arkansas. It encourages submissions of proposals with community-specific impact. All state-based 501(c)(3) nonprofits and school-based and governmental agencies are encouraged to apply.
Last year, the Community Grants program received a record number of requests from organizations that applied for $1 million in funds to support a variety of programs, including charitable dental clinics, dental education programs, and other oral health initiatives.
Past grant recipients include the Arkansas Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Association, the Arkansas Minority Health Commission, Healthy Active Arkansas, River Valley Christian Clinic, Special Olympics, and Welcome Health.
Additionally, grants of up to $2,500 are available through the Mini Grants and Super Smiles at School programs. Applications for Mini Grants are accepted year-round online.