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Ensuring every Kentuckian has a healthy and happy smile.

Delta Dental of Kentucky created the Delta Dental of Kentucky Foundation to support our mission of ensuring every Kentuckian has a healthy and happy smile.  Every year, through the Foundation, Delta Dental of Kentucky reaffirms our commitment to support programs and services that improve the oral health and quality of life of citizens across the Commonwealth. Since 2015, more than $15 million has been donated to various projects and non-profit organizations in Kentucky.  The Foundation directs at least 70% of dollars each year directly to dental treatment and oral health education.

If you meet our funding requirements, we invite you to apply for 2022 grant funds. Grant applications are accepted from August 1st - November 15th.

View our Grants and Funding tab to view a complete list of funding requirements.

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Our committment

Dental Treatment & Oral Healthcare Education

70% of our funds are committed to dental treatment and oral healthcare education. We support more than 25 Dental Clinics throughout the Commonwealth.

Community Support Programs

30% of our funds are committed to Kentucky's Non-profits providing general community support such as arts education, cancer research, and individual and family services.

Kentucky ranks as one of the poorest states for oral health in the United States.1  The Delta Dental of Kentucky Foundation is committed to building partnerships with organizations that provide dental care and oral health education to citizens throughought the Commonwealth, specifically those who are most at-risk and in need. In addition, our programs contribute to organizations who provide community support for Kentucky.

Our Response to COVID-19

After being part of the community for 54 years, our community relies on us and we have a responsibility to be there for them. When the COVID-19 crisis hit, we knew we had a responsibility to help those witin our state.

Learn more about our response to COVID-19.

Funding Requirements & How to Apply

 

2021 Funding Priorities

Delta Dental’s core purpose is the advancement of oral health care of Kentuckians through our dental benefits programs and philanthropic efforts. In keeping with our corporate mission, we give preference to organizations and initiatives that focus on the improvement of oral health.

Grant Cycle Timeline

Requests are accepted and reviewed from August 1st - November 30th. Notifications will be sent to all applicants by January 15th of the next year at the latest.

Grant Recipient Requirements

New and current grant recipients must complete a service value worksheet and grant report upon completion of  their project or once grant funds are spent (Delta Dental will supply reporting forms). Reports are due March 31st of the following funding year.

Work with Delta Dental of Kentucky to promote grant partnerships through media opportunities, organization materials, social media, etc.

How to Apply

In order to apply for funding, you must meet the following criteria:

  • The organization must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (or working for community benefit)
  • Applicants must service or benefit individuals and communities within the state of Kentucky
  • Proposal clearly advances oral health care in Kentucky.
  • The following organizations are specifically excluded from receiving grants:
    • Individuals
    • Organizations that discriminate by race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or national origin
    • Political activities, organizations or campaigns
    • Loans
    • Projects developed for commercial or proprietary purpose
    • Past grantees that have failed to provide charitable contribution surveys or other requested documentation

For additional questions, contact Foundation@deltadentalky.com

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Using smiles to change the world

We are honored to support more than 25 Dental Clinics across Kentucky. Their passion to help those in need has a positive impact on hundreds of individuals each year. We appreciate all of their hard work, giving their wonderful patients a healthy and happy smile!

Resources

All grantees are required to complete the necessary reporting documents. 2020 grantee reports are due by March 31, 2021. Please email completed reports to  Foundation@deltadentalky.com.  

DDKY Dental Clinic Reporting Spreadsheet 2020.xlsx
DDKY Grant - Impact Reporting - Non Dental Clinic 2020.docx