Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Fund

April 22, 2020 – All COVID-19 Relief funds have been allocated at this time.


The Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation is committed to improving the smiles of all Arkansans. During these uncertain times in our state and in our nation, we understand communities across Arkansas are dealing with the effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.


What We’re Doing to Help


The Foundation has committed $500,000 for a COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Through this fund, the Foundation is offering grants of up to $10,000 to Arkansas nonprofit organizations addressing immediate COVID-19 needs. Priority consideration will be given to those providing emergency dental care, assistance to seniors, solutions to food insecurity, and resources for those experiencing homelessness.


The Foundation will begin accepting grant requests starting April 1, 2020.


COVID-19 Emergency Fund Eligibility


Grants will support the needs of eligible nonprofits who meet the following criteria: 


  • Organization must be located in Arkansas and serve Arkansans.
  • Organization must have an active 501(c)(3) IRS status.
  • Grants are available to qualifying Arkansas nonprofit, government, or educational organizations addressing immediate COVID-19 needs.
  • Funds can be used to cover fixed operational expenses such as: salaries for medical providers, volunteer coordinators, medical workforce (e.g., lab technicians, CNAs), rent, utilities, internet, insurance, phone, medical supplies, etc.

DDAR Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Fund