Mini-grant program applications available

OKEMOS — The Delta Dental Foundation is seeking community-based oral health program applicants in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana for its annual Community Mini-Grant Program.

Last year, the Foundation awarded $117,000 to organizations and programs that address oral health needs in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. This year, the Foundation is seeking to award $100,000.

“Working to improve oral health and increase dental education is an important part of the Delta Dental Foundation mission,” said Nancy Hostetler, Foundation senior vice president. “We are pleased to support community programs that help improve the oral health of the communities we serve.”

Grant Application Guidelines:

 Only one proposal per organization per year will be considered.

 Grant recipients may re-apply in future years, as long as a report detailing use and impact of the grant is provided with the application.

 Grants must be dedicated to local notfor profit programs designed to promote oral health in Michigan communities.


 Only Michigan, Ohio or Indiana notfor profit programs may apply.

 Grants will not be awarded to individuals, political organizations, projects developed for commercial and proprietary purposes, or to organizations that discriminate by race, religion, color, creed, gender, age or national origin.

 Grants will not be awarded for capital campaigns, overhead and administrative expenses, endowments, advertising or fundraising activities.

For program contribution request forms in Michigan, applicants should visit

Applicants also can call the Delta Dental Foundation at 517-347-5333. Applications must be received by Aug.19. Grant recipients will be notified by the end of the year.

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