Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation Grant Guidelines

The following is an overview of the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation grant guidelines. View our application guidelines in the eligibility checklist and submit a letter of intent by clicking on the button below.

Funding Priorities

Funding is provided for new initiatives, to sustain ongoing treatment of existing programs, start-up funding or one-time events that will include one or more of the following Foundation grant criteria.

Equitable models of care

We believe everyone deserves a healthy smile, regardless of their age, race, gender, socioeconomic status or zip code. These initiatives will, bring changes to address social determinants of health, reduce disparities for specific populations,improve accessibility to dental services, and address health equity at the system level.

Innovation in Clinical Practice

These initiatives may include implementing practices such as teledentistry, minimally invasive dental care, and workforce changes; or determining other methods of transforming the way dental care is delivered.

Integrate medical and dental care

Oral health is tied closely with overall health, and we must continue to bring the two together to achieve better outcomes. These initiatives may include: upgrade EDR, update workflow/process to promote care coordination, develop referral program for social support, and increase integration activities.

Grant eligibility and application process

To determine your organization's eligibility to apply for a grant, review our grant application eligibility checklist. The timeline for our fall grant application process is as follows:

  1. Applicants must submit a letter of intent by September 15.
  2. Organizations that are selected to apply will be notified by October 1.
  3. Applications are due October 20.
  4. A decision will be made by December 9, and recipients will be notified soon thereafter.
  5. As applications are reviewed, site visits or Zoom meetings may be required to gather additional information.

Everyone deserves a healthy smile

A healthy smile is a powerful thing. That's why the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation is committed to improving the oral health of all Virginians.