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Grant Criteria and Applications

Wisdom Tooth Award

The $100,000 annual Wisdom Tooth Award recognizes one nonprofit organization that exemplifies dedication to improving oral health in Illinois. View the criteria, philosophy and guidelines and apply for the Wisdom Tooth Award.

Community Grants

The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation awards community grants to nonprofit organizations that work to improve Illinois children’s oral health by providing education and/or access to oral health resources and care. View the criteria, philosophy and guidelines and apply for the Community Grants Program.

In order to guide our future grant-making efforts, the Foundation requires past recipients of the Community Grants Program to submit a final report at the completion of your project in the year following the grant award. This will assist the committee in monitoring progress with the grant and the impact from the funding.

In-kind Donations

Delta Dental of Illinois offers oral health supplies, such as toothbrushes, floss and toothpaste, as well as oral health brochures and materials as gifts in-kind. Click here to complete an application for an in-kind donation.