Sunday, June 16, 2013

Grants for Nonprofits Providing Pediatric Dental Care to Under-Served Communities

From The Foundation Center...

[If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post for more information].

"Deadline: August 1, 2013

"Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Invites Letters of Intent for 2014 Access to Care Grants

"The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry launched the Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC) initiative in 1987 with the aim of providing quality oral health care to children in need. To that end, HSHC has announced a call for Letters of Intent from pediatric dental care organizations for its 2014 Access to Care Grants program.

"Through the call, HSHC will award single-year matching grants of up to $20,000 to support community-based initiatives that provide oral health care to under-served children. Priority will be given to successful programs with the potential for replication in other communities, as well as initiatives that have worked in collaboration with other institutions and organizations.

"Funds may be applied to cover the cost of clinic supplies and instruments, patient/parent education materials, take-home supplies (toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.), education and/or outreach to recruit dentist participation in program activities, and/or other activities with clear, direct impact on pediatric oral health care.

"To be eligible, applicants must be a U.S.-based nonprofit organization or local government agency that provides dental services to children in the U.S. or a U.S. territory.  Projects should have pediatric dentist involvement. If a pediatric dentist is not participating, a general dentist must be involved in order to be considered for funding.

"In addition, applicants must have matching funds — either cash or in kind — equal to the grant request amount at the time the application is submitted.

"See the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry site for eligibility and application guidelines."

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