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Delta Dental Foundation Commits $150K to Improve Oral Health

Michigan Business Network
December 5, 2018 2:00 PM


News Release Provided By Delta Dental

Application period for 2019 Building Brighter Futures Community Grants program now open

Okemos, Michigan —The Delta Dental Foundation is currently accepting applications from community-based nonprofit organizations working to improve oral health in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

A total of $150,000 will be awarded in grants of up to $5,000 each for programs and projects that aim to: increase access to dental care for at-risk populations, reduce consumption of sugary foods and beverages; educate about and provide oral health care to pregnant women and their babies; and improve children’s oral health, especially in school-based settings.


“At the Delta Dental Foundation, we are committed to doing our part to build healthy, smart, vibrant communities across Michigan, Indiana and Ohio,” said Teri Battaglieri, executive director, Delta Dental Foundation. “This grant program is designed to support smaller community-based projects and programs focused on oral health which is a key part of good overall health.” 

Applications will be accepted through February 1. For applications, grant guidelines and more details, visit the Michigan application, the Ohio application or the Indiana application.

About Delta Dental Foundation The Delta Dental Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization established in 1980, which serves as the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina. The Foundation’s goals are to support education and research for the advancement of dental science and to promote the oral health of the public through education and service activities, particularly for those with special needs. For more information, visit www.deltadentalmi.com/ddf  
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