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Foundation Funding

The Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation provides funding and in-kind donations such as toothbrushes and educational materials.

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.

All 2018 toothbrush donations have been allocated at this time. Please check back in mid-January for 2019 donations.

Rethink Your Drink

Schools that are selected for the Rethink Your Drink program will have an old drinking fountain replaced with a new Elkay water fountain/bottle filling station.

Selected schools will receive reusable water bottles and toothbrushes for all students and staff.

Priority will be given to:

  • Communities with optimally fluoridated water,
  • Schools that have the highest rates of free and reduced price lunch, and
  • Schools that do not already have a water bottle filling station installed in their building.

Rethink Your Drink is supported by the Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Iowa Public Health Association, Iowa Department of Education, and In Depth Marketing.

Applications for 2018 were accepted through May 1, 2018. Please check back in 2019 for additional opportunities.

(In 2018, free and reduced price lunch rates for awarded schools ranged from 40-100%.)

Click here to see the 2018 Rethink Your Drink recipients.

Smart Smiles® in School

Teaching children the importance of proper oral hygiene is needed to develop a lifetime of healthy smiles. Smart Smiles® in School is an oral health teaching kit designed to be an engaging and interactive curriculum for students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. 

Smart Smiles kits are intended for outreach education on an ongoing basis in schools, child care centers and other child-focused community-based organizations. 

All 2018 kits have been allocated at this time. Please check back in mid-January for 2019 kit donations. 

Please note: One (1) Smart Smiles® in School kit may be requested per not-for-profit organization.

For other Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation funding, please:

  1. Contact our Foundation Team
  2. Create an account through our online management system.