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Our Investments

Research shows that health disparities are closely linked to race and ethnicity, income, geography, and age. Oral health outcomes are no different.

Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation uses a data-driven approach to identify and invest in funding priorities that advance oral health equity.

Our Investment Priorities

Click on each initiative to learn more about the goals, focus populations, and projected outcomes.
Increasing preventive oral health care for children under the age of 6 and pregnant individuals.
Oral Health Care Access
Creating a community-led, data-driven, place-based strategy that supports all individuals having affordable, accessible, and comprehensive oral health care.
Workforce Development
Creating a more racially and ethnically diverse oral health workforce that reflects the demographics of our state and local communities.

Grant Funding Opportunity

Working with communities, we strive to understand what each community needs to be healthy given its unique assets, needs, and priorities. Through our grantmaking, we work together with communities to address their needs, implement activities to improve oral health, and influence long-term change.

The 2024 grant funding opportunity is accepting applications through February 15.

How else do we invest in Colorado’s Mile High Smile Power™?

Colorado Medical-Dental Integration Project (CO MDI)

Launched in 2014, this project expanded access to dental services for populations who experienced limited access to oral health care by integrating registered dental hygienists into medical care teams. Read more about the program and its impact.

Oral Health Capital Loan Fund

In addition to grantmaking, we work with community partners to offer mission-related investments (MRIs), which are financial investments that further an organization’s mission. Learn more about the fund and how you can apply.

Donations and Sponsorships

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, Delta Dental of Colorado funds different organizations and projects that support the company’s mission of improving the oral health of the communities we serve. If you’re interested in how Delta Dental of Colorado can support your organization through a donation or sponsorship, click below.

Our Impact

We amplify our Mile High Smile Power each day through the organizations, individuals, and communities we work with. Learn more about their stories.

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