GLENDALE, Ariz. (February 1, 2021) – Delta Dental of Arizona (DDAZ), through its Foundation, selected 30 non-profit organizations across the state as recipients of grants and dental supplies to improve the oral health of Arizonans. These funds, $774,322, were awarded to support projects and services promoting good oral health practices and increasing access to dental care among underserved children, pregnant women and seniors throughout 2021.
Grants are been awarded via two programs: Community Grants and IMPACT Grants.
Community grants ranging from $2,500 to $30,000, as well as dental supplies as needed, were presented to 26 Arizona nonprofits, including:
In 2020, DDAZ launched its DDAZ IMPACT Grant program. Through it, four organizations earned two-year grants totaling $100,000 each, with $50,000 awarded in 2020 and $50,000 awarded in 2021. Nonprofits that were invited to apply for these grants provide oral health services and education to over 650 children, pregnant women or seniors and have a proven record of fiscal and reporting responsibility. The IMPACT recipients are:
“Since 1997, the mission of the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation has been to improve lives by promoting optimal oral health,” said Delta Dental of Arizona President and CEO Allan Allford. “Our commitment to this mission continues, and we are proud of the support we are able to provide to these on-the-ground programs across Arizona, in cities big and small, that are making a true impact in their communities each day.”
About Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation
Delta Dental of Arizona is the leading dental benefits provider in Arizona, serving more than 1.2 million enrollees and more than 3,500 contracted dentists across the state. Passionate about oral health and its importance to generations of families, Delta Dental of Arizona has worked for nearly 50 years to improve oral health by emphasizing preventive care and making dental coverage accessible to a wide variety of employers, groups and individuals. Since 2010, Delta Dental of Arizona, through its Foundation, gave $12 million to support oral health education and disease prevention programs for underserved and uninsured communities across the state. For more information about Delta Dental of Arizona, visit www.deltadentalaz.com.