LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (January 10, 2018) – Twenty local nonprofit and community organizations will start the year with a smile thanks in part to grant funding from the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation. Through its Community Grants program, the Foundation will award over a half million dollars to support programs and services across the state that are working to improve the oral health of nearly 70,000 Arkansans.
After a thorough board-reviewed application process, grantees were selected based on a number of criteria, including the number of at-risk children or adults served by the program, the level of community engagement in providing oral health prevention and treatment, and the ability to measure success and long-term results.
“During this grant cycle, we received a record number of applications. From this, we can see that more organizations are understanding the connection between oral health and the overall wellness of individuals,” said Weldon Johnson, executive director of the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation. “We look forward to partnering with our 2018 grantees as they work to make a positive impact in improving the oral health of Arkansans.”
A few of the 2018 Community Grantees include:
For a complete list of grantees or more information about the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation Community Grants, visit http://www.deltadentalar.com/Foundation/grants. Applications for grant funding for 2019 will be available in July.
About the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation
The Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation is committed to fulfilling Delta Dental’s mission to improve the oral health of Arkansans. Since 2015, the Foundation has contributed an average of $3 million dollars annually to support oral health programs and initiatives. By investing in education, prevention and treatment, we are working to make Arkansas healthier, one smile at a time.
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