Giving People a Reason to Smile
Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation
Founded in 1997, the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation was created to promote oral health and prevent dental disease in children and youth through age 18, with a particular emphasis in underserved and uninsured communities.
Unlike many nonprofit organizations, 100% of the contributions received through the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation are used for programs and services in the community (not administrative costs). As a result, donors know that every penny they contribute is used entirely for programs that serve children.
Since its inception, the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation has provided more than $7 million in community grants to oral health promotion and dental disease prevention programs in Arizona.
Our programs include:
Oral Health Needs Assessment 2016
A model best practice in charitable giving is utilizing a community-based needs assessment to guide future grant funding. As part of DDAZ Foundation's strategic plan in 2016, the Foundation board commissioned an Oral Health Needs Assessment for the state. This assessment highlights qualitative and quantitative data findings on a wide variety of oral health indicators.
You can access the Executive Summary of this report, along with board recommendations on the focus of future funding investments (last page infographic) by the link below. If you'd like a full copy of the report, please contact DDAZ Foundation Executive Director, Sandi Perez.