Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation Encourages Nonprofits to Apply for Grants

Oral Health Programs & Education Funding Applications Now Open Statewide

GLENDALE, Ariz. (Sept. 12, 2018) - Delta Dental of Arizona, through its Foundation, is looking forward to helping even more Arizonans with their oral health needs as the grants cycle for 2019 is now open. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply for grants ranging from $1,000 to $50,000 to support oral health programming focused on preventative care, education, treatment for the first time, emergency services. The Foundation will consider a wide range of oral health programs for families throughout Arizona with a specific focus on children, pregnant women and senior citizens.  

“Oral health is our business, and as an organization who keeps our Arizona communities at top of mind, Delta Dental of Arizona and our Foundation continue to look at ways to improve the oral health of uninsured, underinsured and vulnerable residents facing significant barriers to dental care and services,” said Delta Dental of Arizona President and CEO Allan Allford. “We are proud of the partnerships we have forged with grantees through the years and we encourage all organizations to engage with us and apply for these grants.” 

Applications for nonprofits statewide will be open until October 11 with an announcement of awardees expected in December.  

“Thanks to the support from Delta Dental of Arizona over the years, we have been able to steadily innovate our services and improve the way in which we deliver oral health education and screening to uninsured and under-insured children in our community,” said Brenda Goldsmith, executive director of El Rio Health Center Foundation in Tucson. “This grant has allowed us to increase our capacity and as a result serve more children, develop deeper relationships with the parents, and facilitate streamlined access to the pediatric dentist.” 

For a list of all past grant recipients, complete guidelines and application materials, please visit:

About Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation
Founded in 1997, the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is the charitable arm of Delta Dental of Arizona, the dental benefits company. Its mission is to improve oral health, particularly for underserved and uninsured groups and communities. Since 2006, the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation has provided more than $13 million in community benefit support for oral health promotion and dental disease prevention programs across the state. For more information on the Foundation, please visit