Delta Dental of Kentucky is actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the communities we serve.  The health, safety and smiles of our members, clients, dental providers and employees remains our top priority. Changes in the workplace have been implemented that allow all except a few essential employees to work from home and ensures that business will continue as usual and we remain fully operational at present time.  Customer service representatives will be available by phone from 8am – 5pm EST, Monday through Friday and automated services will continue to be available 24/7. 

Ensuring every Kentuckian has a happy and healthy smile.

Every year, Delta Dental of Kentucky reaffirms its commitment to support programs and services that improve the oral health of our citizens and enhance the quality of life in our communities through our philanthropic program, The Delta Dental of Kentucky Foundation. Since 2004, more than $20 million has been donated to a variety of projects and nonprofit organizations in Kentucky. To further our not-for-profit mission of ensuring every Kentuckian has a happy and healthy smile, the Foundation and Board of Directors established a strategy that commits more funds to dental treatment and oral health education.

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.

We've been part of the community for 54 years. Our community relies on us and we have a responsibility to be there for them. So 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.

Delta Dental Employee Giving Program

Delta Dental of Kentucky began it's Employee Giving Program in 2018. Every year, each employee is allotted $1,000 to donate to the Non-profit organization of their choice. Our employees love the opportunity to give back to a charity that is special to them.  

 

In 2019, 72 organizations received donations, supporting a variety of causes throughtout Kentucky.

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 to give these wonderful patients a happy and healthy smile!

Funding Guidelines and Requirements

 

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 31 of the following funding year.

Current grant recipients must complete and submit a reporting form before requesting additional funding.

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

To apply, visit our Online Application to complete your request.

For additional questions, contact Foundation@deltadentalky.com

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.