Apply For Grants
Do you provide dental care to children whose families cannot afford it? If yes, apply for an AAPD Foundation grant.
Selected applicants can receive one-year grants of up to $20,000, supporting community-based initiatives in the U.S. that provide dental care and ultimately serve as a Dental Home to underserved/limited access children.
The 2020-2021 Access to Care application cycle will be available at 4:30 pm CDT on October 21, 2019.
Access to Care Grant Guidelines 2019-2020
AAPD Foundation is committed to supporting community-based initiatives providing Dental Homes to children whose families cannot afford dental care. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines a Dental Home as the ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient, inclusive of all aspects of oral health care, delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated, and family-centered way. One way the Foundation supports this goal is through one-year Access to Care Grants in support of care for children up to age 18. Access to Care Grants support community-based initiatives in the U.S. that provide dental care and ultimately serve as a Dental Home to underserved/limited access children.
Foundation funds may be applied to cover costs such as, but not limited to:
- Child oral health care
- Clinic supplies, instruments and equipment
- Education and/or outreach to recruit dentist participation in program activities.
- Special health care needs
All expense items must have clear, direct impact on pediatric oral health care and a direct link to the Dental Home.
Must be a United States /U.S. Territory applicant/organization providing care to children in the U.S. or a U.S. Territory.
Qualified initiatives must be dentist-led, with priority given to projects with pediatric dentist leadership. Projects led by general practitioners also may apply.
Qualified applicants/organizations include, but are not limited to:
- Nonprofit 501(c)(3) or 501 (c)(6) organizations
- Local health jurisdictions
- County health departments
- Hospitals and clinics
- State government agencies
- Colleges/schools of dentistry
- Colleges/schools of medicine (pediatric and family medicine departments only)
- National,state and local dental societies
AAPD Foundation Grants
Since 2010, the Foundation has issued nearly $5 million in grants and commitments to 98 organizations in 32 states and the District of Columbia. Foundation grantees have helped provide Dental Homes to more than 354,000 children.
Help us help Grantees give more smiles to children!