The Patterson Foundation has awarded $166,034 in grant funding to nine nonprofit organizations in oral and animal health. The foundation focuses its grants on programs that provide dental care to disadvantaged communities and assistance dogs to veterans and people with disabilities.
“The organizations selected demonstrate incredible dedication to providing their communities with care, assistance, and support,” said George Henriques, Patterson Foundation president. “These groups align with our mission to positively impact lives, and we are excited to help them continue their important work.”
The organizations providing dental care include:
- The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation
- The Dental Lifeline Network
- The Evansville Christian Life Center
- The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington
- The Holland Free Health Clinic
- Operation Grace Minnesota
The animal health programs include America’s VetDogs, Can Do Canines, and Guide Dogs of America.
Last year, the Patterson Foundation gave more than $1.2 million in grants and scholarships, resulting in 37,368 patients receiving oral healthcare and more than 25 assistance dogs being placed with veterans of people with disabilities.
“The hard work and humbling generosity of these organizations impact thousands of lives each year, and we are proud to be a part of their stories,” Henriques said.