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Foundation Funding

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Nonprofit Support

Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation is committed to strengthening and transforming the health and smiles of all Iowans. During these unprecedented times, we understand communities across Iowa are dealing with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and that our state's nonprofit organizations are among those adversely impacted.

NEW: Nonprofit Organizational Strengthening and Resilience Grants 

The Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation is offering grants of up to $25,000 to assist nonprofit organizations to focus on long-term operational planning needs as a result of the pandemic. Applications accepted from September 16-November 15. Learn more. 

Learn more about how the Foundation has supported nonprofits and communities across our state in response to COVID-19. 


Funding Portfolio 

The Foundation will invest in activities that strengthen and transform the health and smiles of all Iowans. The majority of our funding will be concentrated in the Oral Health Fund, which will continue to support pioneering approaches to advance oral health care and the integration of oral health with overall health.

The Foundation’s Wellness Community Fund promotes and invests in innovative opportunities to improve wellness and vision through grassroots community health initiatives. Both funds provide support to programs that align with the Foundation’s strategic areas of focus: education and advocacy, access and prevention, and policy and research. 

For more information on our grant programs, view our grant guidelines*

Learn about recently funded Ignite and Innovation grant projects. 

Our thoughts are with the communities impacted by the August 10 derecho. Due to the continued widespread loss of power and internet access, the deadline for Ignite Planning Grants ($5,001-$25,000 oral health requests) and Innovation Grants (up to $25,000 wellness requests) has been extended to September 15th. 

For other Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation funding, please contact our Foundation Team.


Toothbrush Donations

This program is designed for oral health projects requesting toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss needed to support oral health programs. 

Applications will be accepted from not-for-profit organizations on a rolling basis throughout the year and must include an oral health education component.

Click here to apply.


Rethink Your Drink

The Rethink Your Drink program aims to get more kids drinking water throughout the day to support their oral and overall health. Selected schools receive a new water fountain/bottle filling station, reusable water bottles and toothbrushes for students and staff, and a Rethink Your Drink educational kit. 

All funds for this program have been allocated for 2020. Check back in 2021 for additional opportunities.

For other Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation funding, please contact our Foundation Team.