Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation’s Community Grants Focus

Our Community Grants Program offers support to organizations that provide oral health care and/or education to children in Illinois. Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation has awarded nearly $1 million over the past six years to Illinois organizations committed to improving children’s oral health. In 2018, we awarded more than $180,000 to 21 nonprofit and community… More »

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of Americans aged 30 or older have periodontitis, or gum disease. Periodontitis can lead to tooth loss, affect overall health and be aggravated by poor oral health habits, smoking, medication and an unhealthy diet.1 In honor of Gum Disease Awareness Month, take a moment to… More »

Nearly 2 in 5 Illinois children had at least one cavity in the past year.1 Oral health issues, like tooth decay, can cause children to miss school and negatively impact school performance.2,3 In fact, 38 percent of Illinois parents say their 6- to 12-year-old children had to miss school because of an oral health problem… More »

Throughout the year, Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation offers programs that help improve the oral health of Illinois children. One way the Foundation works to fulfill this mission is through its Dentist By 1 program, which provides free training to dental professionals, free dental care to young children, and free education to parents and caregivers… More »

Poor oral health and tooth decay can cause discomfort and result in young students having difficulty participating or concentrating in school. Nearly 40 percent of children in Illinois have had a cavity in the past year, and about 1 in 5 kids in Illinois has untreated tooth decay.1 To help kids learn about the importance… More »

Eligible organizations that improve children’s oral health may apply by Sept. 10 Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501(c)(3) philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, is accepting applications for its annual Community Grants Program. Illinois organizations may apply for grants from Aug. 10 to Sept. 10, 2018 to fund programs and services that improve… More »

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation has announced a $1 million grant to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry and a $1 million grant to the Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Dental Medicine. The combined $2 million gift will allow both the College and School to serve thousands of additional Illinois… More »