Grants provide non-profit organizations capital funding to increase access to dental care. In addition, grant funding is available to test innovative oral health delivery strategies and address social determinants of health.

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

Before submitting an 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 a LOI to 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.