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Foundation Funding

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Nonprofit Emergency Operating Relief Grants

Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation awarded 128 Iowa nonprofits, covering assistance programs in all 99 counties, a combined total of $500,000 in grants to provide for Iowans during this time of need. The bulk of the nearly 300 applications received were for programs addressing food security or vital health services for children and vulnerable populations. Many of these organizations serve as a critical safety net for populations such as older adults, homeless, individuals with disabilities, and communities of color.

Click here view fund recipients.


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*

*Due to ongoing COVID-19 response efforts, the deadline for Ignite Planning Grants ($5,001-$25,000 oral health requests) and Innovation Grants (up to $25,000 wellness requests) is extended to June 1st.

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. 

Learn more and apply for the program.

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