DentaQuest Underwrites Kids’ Oral Health Efforts

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).

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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