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Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) Foundation Annual Grant Program

Grants to Wisconsin Nonprofits to Promote
Oral Health Care for the Underserved

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/15/21 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Wisconsin community-based nonprofit organizations for programs that promote oral health. Funding is intended to support programs and projects that provide dental care opportunities for the underserved, as well as other charitable endeavors related to Wisconsin dentistry. The goal of the grant program is to increase access to, and education about, oral health care by encouraging volunteerism in the dental health professions community.

Examples of qualified oral health promotions include:

  • Dental supplies, equipment and other operating expenses for a low-income dental clinic
  • Dental health education conducted at schools, health fairs and social agencies, via mobile dental clinics or outreach programs
  • Dental health education efforts in conjunction with preventive programs, such as fluoride and dental sealant application projects
  • Other philanthropic endeavors relating to dentistry in Wisconsin

Grants will be awarded based on:

  • Potential impact on the target audience and/or community
  • Potential for, or history of, continuous program operation
  • Community involvement including volunteer support
  • Provision of actual restorative, preventive and dental education services
  • Oral health awareness education and promotion content
  • Originality, creativity, and innovation of program/project

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170711

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must be 501(c)(3) status or government agency that is headquartered in Wisconsin to be considered. Funds must be used within the state of Wisconsin.

Grants will not be awarded to support:
- Individuals
- Salary and other staff/volunteer compensation
- Travel
- Endowments, fundraising campaigns or general operating expenses
- Lobbying of any kind
- Major capital expenses (purchasing, remodeling, or furnishing of facilities)
- Grants to organizations located or operated outside of Wisconsin
- Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)

Pre-Application Information:

Completed proposals must be e-mailed by 11:59 pm on September 15, 2021 by 11:59 pm. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Proposal applicants will be notified of decision by letter no later than December 31 of the application year.

Grant checks will be mailed to the approved organizations by March 31.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email applications to Vicki Bohman, Executive Director at, with the subject line: 2022 WDA Foundation Grant - Your Organization Name

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the foundation at:

Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation
6737 W. Washington St., Ste. 2360
West Allis, WI 53214
Phone: 414-755-4198

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Wisconsin

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