The Delta Dental of Kentucky Foundation announced that they are accepting grant applications until October 1, 2014. Applicants must serve or benefit communities and individuals within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Preference is given to programs that improve oral health and education and those which assist Delta Dental of Kentucky in their mission of corporate social responsibility. Grants will be awarded to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations operating in Kentucky.
“Though promoting good oral health is our primary mission, we know being a good corporate citizen is also an important part of our role and this is why we continue to support a variety of charitable organizations such as American Heart Association, Blessings in a Backpack, Family & Children’s Place, Gilda’s Club Louisville, Intelligent Change Initiatives, Metro United Way, Special Olympics of Kentucky, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Susan G. Komen, Trooper Island, and the Kentucky Fund for the Arts” said Tammy York Day, Chief Operating Officer of Delta Dental of Kentucky.
Every year, Delta Dental of Kentucky reaffirms its commitment to support programs and services that improve the oral health of Kentucky citizens and enhance the quality of life in their communities. In 2013, they contributed nearly $180,000 to support projects that foster oral health and awareness though ongoing education and services, and to provide support to important non-profit organizations and activities throughout the commonwealth.
Major projects in recent years include: The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Mobile Dental Clinic;; the Western Kentucky University Mobile Health Van;; and “Teeth on the Go,” their statewide oral health education program catering to kindergarten through sixth-grade students and teachers. This popular program consists of two components –free Teeth on the Go oral health learning kits, which can be requested by teachers throughout the state, as well as in-school presentations featuring University of Louisville and University of Kentucky dental students and their very own mascot, Marshall Molar.
The grant application form can be found on Delta Dental of Kentucky’s website at:
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