Glendale, Ariz. - February 18, 2015 - The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is pleased to announce the award of more than $494,000 in community grants and dental equipment and supplies to 30 organizations promoting oral health programs in Arizona.
Grants ranged from $4,200 to $50,000 and support a broad array of preventive services, including a mobile health program at the University of Arizona serving children and pregnant mothers in Tucson; Mountain Park Health Center’s focus on serving pregnant women who have periodontal disease in Maricopa County; and the Verde Valley Medical Center’s Healthy Families Program, which provides one-on-one oral health education to high risk families in Yavapai County. Grants are offered annually, with applications due each fall and awarded early the next year.
“We were so impressed with the quality of the submissions we received this year from all across the state, it really made it a difficult selection process,” said Sandi Perez, vice president of communications and community benefit for Delta Dental of Arizona. “Ultimately, the incredible ideas to promote oral health and education throughout the state compelled us to award the most money in the Foundation’s history. We look forward to seeing these programs positively affect the oral health of the most vulnerable Arizonans.”
For a list of 2015 grant recipients, visit our grant recipients page.
About Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation
Founded in 1997, the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is a nonprofit organization that exists to promote oral health and prevent dental disease in children and youth through age 18, with a particular emphasis in underserved and uninsured communities. 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. For more information on the Foundation, please visit www.deltadentalaz.com/foundation.