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Delta Dental, CFO partner on $130,000 grant program for rural children

Sept. 12, 2023

Qualifying nonprofits providing dental services to children can apply for up to $10,000

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks, with support from Delta Dental of Missouri, is launching a new $130,000 grant program to improve dental health for children attending rural schools.

Nonprofits that provide dental services to children can apply for up to $10,000 from the Delta Dental Rural Youth Program. Eligible organizations that serve K-12 students outside of the Springfield Public Schools district, but within the CFO’s service area of central and southern Missouri, are encouraged to apply. Partnerships between schools and nonprofits that provide dental services to children are also encouraged.­

Agencies can begin the application process at The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 13, with grant recipients to be announced in November.

Delta Dental of Missouri contributed $100,000 for the grant program, which was supplemented by $30,000 from the CFO’s unrestricted grantmaking funds.

About Delta Dental of Missouri: Delta Dental of Missouri is the state’s leading dental benefits provider and a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization. It provides more than 2.1 million members with access to affordable, high-quality dental care through group plans tailored to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes, from large corporations to small businesses with two or more employees. Delta Dental also offers dental benefit plans directly to individuals and families. It also provides access to affordable, high-quality vision care through group vision benefit plans. The company proudly supports oral health initiatives, educational programs and charitable causes that help educate people about the importance of dental health and provide free dental care to those in need.


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