Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation makes $3 million in contributions to aid Illinoisans during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on July 8, 2020 in Corporate Social Responsibility

young girl smilingThe Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation is in partnership with the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation for a $3 million grant program for COVID-19 relief efforts and to ensure Illinois children continue to have access to vital oral health services. Grants are for Federally Qualified Health Centers and other public health clinics integrating oral health into a primary health care setting and aim to assist Illinois health care providers who offer a safety net for children in need. 

The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation also awarded $1 million through a previous emergency grant program to 20 Federally Qualified Health Centers throughout the state to improve the oral and overall health of Illinois residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. These organizations used the funding to expand health services, including COVID-19 screenings and testing, and primary health care for patients, to purchase protective equipment, hire additional dental staff, and more. Learn more about these grant recipients.

In addition, the Foundation donated $1 million to the Illinois State Dental Society Foundation to expand access to oral health care in Illinois with funds going toward equipment and supplies for Mission of Mercy events.