Funder: DentaQuest Foundation; Program: Oral Health 2020; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Governments and nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards; Deadline: Rolling.
Summary: Programs that address child oral care are encouraged. Priority goes to projects that focus on specific communities, non-traditional partners and collaboration. The foundation is specifically interested in efforts that promote health equity in outcomes across multiple factors, such as income and socioeconomic status, geographic access, and race/ethnicity is an essential component of oral health improvement.
Children’s health groups have won support. The foundation gave $150,000 Mississippi State Department of Health for a child oral health program and $150,000 to Rhode Island Kids Count for a community health program that focused on child oral care. Concept papers are accepted by the last Thursday of any month. Top-ranked proposals are subsequently asked to submit full applications; http://tinyurl.com/zco6c6n (application portal).
Info: www.dentaquestfoundation.org (website).