Do you have a question about our mission, our work and how we create oral health equity for all? Check out the frequently asked questions below, your question may already have an answer.
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How do I apply for grants?
All of our grant application information is available on this website, and applications are submitted online via our grant portal. Applicants will be required to create an account. You will be able to stop, save, and return to your application at any time. It also keeps historical information that can be helpful when applying for future grants with the foundation. The foundation will announce, via our newsletters and our website, when it has an open call for applications. During this time, a link to apply will be available on the website as well as a variety of informational sessions including a webinar and one-on-one consultations with our program officers to answer any questions you may have.
Who are grants open to?
Eligible organizations include:
- Organizations classified as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4).
- Tax-supported Colorado organizations, including state or local governments or schools.
- New or emerging organizations without 501(c)(3) status that apply through a tax-exempt
organization acting as a fiscal sponsor. These organizations must provide written documentation
of the relationship with the fiscal sponsor.
What is the timeline for grants?
Generally, the foundation offers one open funding opportunity every year or every two years, with the call for applications opening in the spring or early summer and closing within six to eight weeks of opening. Decisions are finalized by late fall. This timeline is subject to change year over year.
What other funding is available?
Through Delta Dental of Colorado’s corporate social responsibility program, support is available in the
form of sponsorships, donations, and toothbrush donations. Learn more about corporate social responsibility.
In addition to grantmaking, the foundation also works with community partners to offer low-interest
Oral Health Capital Loans. The loans can be used to fund oral health–related capital needs of community-based dental providers, services, and clinics. Learn more about Oral Health Capital Loans.
How do I request toothbrush donations?
The path to healthier smiles requires a toothbrush. But for some, a toothbrush may be unaffordable. Delta Dental of Colorado proudly provides in-kind donations to nonprofits serving the Colorado community. We also provide toothbrushes to Title 1 schools and their associated PTA/PTSA organizations. Delta Dental of Colorado does not provide donations to religious or political organizations. Submit a toothbrush donation request here.