Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I do not have dental insurance and need treatment. Can you refer me to a clinic where I can receive treatment?

A: The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation does not make referrals and does not operate any dental clinics. The Foundation does support charitable dental clinics that provide treatment either free of charge or at a reduced rate. Click here for a list of dental safety net clinics.

Q: What are your grant criteria and how can I apply for a grant?

A: View the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation Grant Guidelines for more information on our grant criteria and to apply.

Q: Why was the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation created?

A: By directing our philanthropic dollars and efforts solely on oral health initiatives, Delta Dental of Virginia and the Foundation can make tangible progress toward improving oral health and subsequently the overall health of the people of the Commonwealth.

Q: Delta Dental of Virginia has always supported a wide variety of worthwhile charities. Why is the Foundation limiting funding to oral health initiatives?

A: We realize this change can be disappointing to non-profit groups that do not promote oral health. However, Delta Dental of Virginia’s mission is to improve oral health. The Foundation enables us to truly become the champions of oral health in Virginia and to fulfill this mission.

Q: What if my request is not related to oral health?

A: The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation is solely focused on funding initiatives that improve oral health. While your request is certainly very important, we are unable to donate, as it does not fit our giving criteria.

Q: Can I make a funding request outside of the grant cycle if the funds for the event or project are needed before then?

A: We do not accept requests outside of the grant application period of August 1 through September 30.

Q: How do I sign up to receive communications from the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation?

A: To sign up to receive communications from the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation, click on the button below.


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