Delta Dental Foundation Awards Over $160K in Community Grants


Okemos, Mich. —The Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) recently awarded more than $160,000 in community mini-grants to 40 community-based oral health programs and organizations in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. This second round of grants follows $170,000 of funding earlier this year.

“We’re investing in oral health equity at the community level,” said Holli Seabury, EdD, executive director of the DDF. “These grants have a small but mighty impact filling gaps within our public health system.”

The goal of the Community Mini-Grants program is to increase dental access to increase dental access to historically and systemically disadvantaged communities, provide educational programming on the importance of oral health and how it relates to overall health, and reduce oral health disparities related to oral and overall health. Each grant was limited to a maximum of $5,000.

Recipients were selected based on the number of people served (and the impact of the program on said population), the program’s originality, the program’s level of community involvement and the applicant’s ability to measure success. This year’s grantees include:




The next round of Community Mini-grants will open on March 13, 2023.