Nonprofits Receive $105,046 in Patterson Foundation Grants

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The Patterson Foundation awarded $105,046 in first quarter grant funding to 10 nonprofit organizations in oral health and animal health based on their value to the community and the importance of their continued operations and functions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This quarter was different than others, as we really wanted to focus on organizations that needed help during the pandemic,” said Lindsay Stewart, senior foundation manager. “It’s important that the emergency procedures these nonprofits provide to underprivileged individuals continue to be available during this time.”

Retrieving Independence of Nashville, Tennessee, received a grant to support its animal health efforts. The oral health nonprofits receiving grants included:

  • Cahaba Valley Health Care in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Free Clinic of Southwest Washington in Seattle
  • Interfaith Dental Clinic of Nashville
  • Community Volunteers in Medicine in Philadelphia
  • Holland Free Dental Clinic in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Hope Dental Clinic in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Conejo Free Clinic in Thousand Oaks, California
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Central AZ Dental Society Foundation in Phoenix, Arizona

In 2019, the Patterson Foundation gave more than $1.3 million in grants and scholarships, resulting in 45 nonprofits receiving funds and 138 students (36 new and 102 renewed) receiving tuition assistance.

“Patterson is thrilled to be able to give back in any way we can. Especially right now,” said Stewart.

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