Programs + Partnerships

Community Response Fund

Community Response Fund

While primarily focused on investments in systems change to improve oral health for all, DentaQuest Foundation understands that there are times when community programs require resources to meet the immediate needs of those suffering from poor oral health. To address those needs, the Community Response Fund supports small, one-time grants that address access to oral health care. The focus is to support programs, activities and events that:

  • respond to an urgent issue that impacts access to clinical care
  • provide short term access to needed care for the underserved
  • sustain organizations through short term challenges

A limited number of program concepts that provide longer term solutions or essential services for particularly underserved populations will also be considered.

Eligibility and Guidelines

The DentaQuest Foundation makes grants to a variety of organizations that are engaged in improving oral health. The Foundation does not make grants directly to individuals and does not support capital expenses, operating expenses, direct service, mobile vans or payments for procedures. Applicants must have 501(c)3 non profit status.

To submit a concept for potential funding under the Community Response Fund, please click here to be directed to our grants management portal.