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Grants to New Jersey and Connecticut Nonprofits and Agencies
to Meet the Oral Health Needs of Underserved Populations

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Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/08/21

Description:

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Grants to New Jersey and Connecticut nonprofit organizations and government entities to address oral health challenges of uninsured and underinsured groups. Funding is intended for programs that benefit targeted populations including children, seniors, veterans, and individuals with developmental disabilities. Eligible programs include mobile dental units, equipment and capital, supporting dental personnel, and direct patient care.

The populations the Foundation seeks to serve include uninsured and underinsured:

  • Children (ages 0-17)
  • Developmentally disabled personsĀ 
  • Veterans (ages 18+)
  • Seniors (ages 65+)

The Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation's 2020 Grant Cycle is based on the S.M.I.L.E. Method:

  • Solution-Based: The Foundation will fund projects and programs that address and solve oral health care challenges facing three critical uninsured/underinsured populations: children, developmentally disabled persons, veterans, and seniors.
  • Measurement and Impact: Grant Applicants must clearly identify goals and outcomes to show how the program assesses success in the short term and long term.
  • Longevity: Grant Applicants must clearly outline how the Foundation's funding will continue outside of the grant period relating to the sustainability of the program being funded.
  • Execution: Grant Applicants must focus on applying for solution-based programs for one of the above-mentioned populations explaining how the program will be executed, the anticipated outcomes for that program, and how the program will affect that population's oral health care.

For information about funding priorities and programs for each population, see Page 2 of the Guidelines in Supporting Documents, below.:

In addition to the S.M.I.L.E. Grants, the Foundation also awards S.M.I.L.E. Mini-Grants. The S.M.I.L.E. Mini-Grants seek to serve the same populations as listed above. Examples of Mini-Grants the Foundation will consider funding in 2021:

  • Dental Education Programs
  • Dental Care Programs (such as Give Kids A Smile Day)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174206

Number of Grants:

The Foundation plans to award at least 10 Mini-Grants in 2021.

Estimated Size of Grant:

-S.M.I.L.E.: Applicants must request at least $50,000
-S.M.I.L.E.: Mini-Grants: Applicants should apply for no more than $10,000

Term of Contract:

Multi-year requests will be considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grantees must include a copy of their current valid Internal Revenue Service tax exemption determination letter (must be a 501(c)3 non-profit or a government entity) or most current 990 form.

The Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation Will Not Fund:
- Individuals
- Entities that do not have a 501(c) tax exemption
- Projects, programs, and/or services non-dental related
- Projects, programs, and/or services located outside of New Jersey or Connecticut
- Non-oral health related promotional items such as balloons and t-shirts

Pre-Application Information:

All applications are due by Monday, February 8, 2021.

The Foundation Board of Trustees meets three times a year. At the March meeting, the Board reviews the preliminary (Round One) S.M.I.L.E. grant applications for the upcoming year. Those applicants that are selected for further consideration are notified they will be moving to the next round (Round Two). Those applicants will be required to complete a more extensive grant application. Those applicants not selected also will be notified. All S.M.I.L.E. Mini Grants are reviewed and approved at the March meeting. All are notified of the outcome. At the June meeting, our Board reviews and approves S.M.I.L.E. grants. All are notified of the outcome.

2021 grant funding is typically awarded in July.

How to Apply: https://www.deltadentalnj.com/our-foundation/grant-funding

Application tutorial: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cmTa7Hmacg4pqJpn5Xo92vp3RzRxfoeS/view?usp=sharing

Approval process: https://www.deltadentalnj.com/our-foundation/grant-funding/approval-process

Criteria: https://www.deltadentalnj.com/our-foundation/grant-funding/criteria

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=deltadentalnj

Direct questions to Kimberly Elmore at kelmore@deltadentalnj.com

Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation
1639 Route 10
P.O. Box 222
Parsippany, NJ 07054
973-944-4555
Foundation@deltadentalnj.com

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