Grants provide non-profit organizations funding to increase access to dental care, test innovative oral health delivery strategies, support dental clinic operations and address social determinants of health.

COVID-19 Relief: Grants for Washington Tribal Dental Clinics

In response to the effects of COVID-19, Arcora Foundation is offering grant funding to tribal communities with dental programs.

What: Arcora Foundation is offering grant funding to tribes based in Washington state to support their dental programs’ needs and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who: To qualify for an Arcora Foundation grant, your organization must be a Tribal organization with 7871 tax-exempt status. For more information on IRS status, click on the link.

When: Applications are now closed. For questions about tribal grant funding, please contact Sarah Borgida at

If your tribe was a recent recipient of these funds, please complete the online final report by January 15, 2021. If you would like a copy of your responses, please make sure to check the box at the end and add your email address.

COVID-19 Relief: Safety Net Support Grants

In these unprecedented times, the most vulnerable are bearing the brunt of the effects of COVID-19, exacerbating the oral health disparities that Arcora Foundation and our partners are working hard to reduce. To support safety net providers, and the vulnerable populations they serve, Arcora Foundation is opening applications for Safety Net Support Grants.

What: Operational grant funding for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), Urban Indian dental programs, and non-profit dental clinics in Washington state.

Who: If you are safety net dental provider (FQHC, Urban Indian dental program, or non-profit dental clinic) in Washington and facing unprecedented financial challenges as a result of COVID-19, please consider reviewing our application and applying.

When: Applications are now closed. For questions about safety net grant funding, please contact Chad Lennox at

How to Apply: Download and complete the PDF application. Once you are ready to submit, click the “Submit Application Here” button at the end of the application and attach the proper documents to the auto-generated email. More detailed instructions on application.

Safety Net Grant Application (PDF)

Funding FAQs (PDF)

Transformation Grants

Our Fall Cycle has been postponed to focus on the COVID-19 crisis. The next Transformation Grant LOI due date is 1/2/2022.

An example of a successfully funded project could include a capital grant to expand an existing Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) dental clinic and an operational grant to hire a community health worker to outreach into a local immigrant community.

Before submitting an letter of intent (LOI) for a grant, a potential project must meet the guidelines below.

Geographic Location – Project must be located in Washington and meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • Benefit individuals within Washington
  • Located in a non-urban community or within a Dental Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)
  • Located in a community with unmet dental needs
  • Located in local impact network (LIN) community

Project Requirements – Project must meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • Increase oral health access for high risk populations
  • Include innovative strategies to transform oral health care delivery for high risk populations
  • Seek to address one or more social determinants of health

Tax Status – Applicants must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or similar status. Charitable organizations applying for support must possess the most current IRS documentation reflecting their status or qualification as a tax-exempt entity.

Application Process

Applicants must submit an LOI to Arcora Foundation prior to submitting a grant application. All prospective applicants should contact Chad Lennox at (206) 528-2369 for LOI criteria.

LOIs must be submitted by January 2nd or July 1st. Funding decisions will be announced in June and December. (Note: Our Transformation Grant Fall Cycle has been postponed. The next LOI due date is 1/2/2022.)