Research shows that health disparities are closely linked to race and ethnicity, income, geography, and age. Oral health outcomes are no different.
Our Investment Priorities
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 2022 grant funding opportunity has closed. The 2023 grant funding opportunity will open spring of 2023.
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.