To help meet the dental health needs of children and adults, Delta Dental of South Carolina said it is now accepting applications for the first cycle of its 2021 Oral Health Grant Program. This grant funding is designed to support oral health initiatives, educational programs, and charitable causes throughout the state.
“In 2020, we were pleased to award 12 organizations across South Carolina with more than $498,000 in grant funding,” said Rob Goren, president and CEO at Delta Dental of South Carolina.
“We work to continually expand the reach of our program to help people of all ages access vital dental care and educational services so they can live better lives through improved dental health. We encourage organizations, which align with our mission to improve oral health, to apply for a grant,” Goren said.
Delta Dental of South Carolina’s Charitable Giving Committee evaluates each grant application from eligible organizations and determines the initiatives to be awarded funding. Objectives include:
- Reducing oral disease through education, prevention, and treatment
- Ensuring access to affordable, timely, and high-quality dental care
- Enhancing the awareness of good oral health with a focus on children and individuals in need
- Making a measurable difference in the oral health of South Carolinians
- Helping to ensure South Carolina is among the states with the highest indicators of oral health
Delta Dental of South Carolina awards general operating grants, program/project grants, capacity-building grants, and equipment grants for programs that promote the oral health of individuals in South Carolina.
To be eligible for an oral health grant, applicants in South Carolina must first complete a letter of inquiry through the online application system, which includes program guidelines and application instructions.
Online letters of inquiry are due by Friday, March 12, 2021. Online applications are due by Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Applicants must be considered tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be public or governmental entities, such as a public school or health department, and serve the people of South Carolina.
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