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Delta Dental Community Care Foundation

Delta Dental Community Care Foundation

The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation seeks to build caring, resilient communities.

History

In support of our mission to build caring, resilient communities, we work with nonprofit partners across our 15-state and Washington, D.C. enterprise to increase access to oral health care, fund oral health education and support organizations that serve vital needs in our communities.

Our Foundation began when one employee was tasked by leadership with identifying 400 clinics across our enterprise that we could give small grants to for oral health services. Many of those clinics are still partners today. As the Foundation has grown, we have evolved our grantmaking and partnership model. Today, we look for areas where we can have a large impact on health outcomes.

Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded more than $60 million across 15 states and the District of Columbia. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies, including Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and Delta Dental of New York, Inc.

Stories

Learn about the impact of the Foundation and its incredible partners in our communities on the Delta Dental Cares blog.

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Employee spotlight: Belinda Walters – Her journey from beneficiary to benefactor

As Belinda Walters strode up to the stage, check for $10,000 in hand, she couldn’t help but marvel at how her life had changed. Today, Belinda is in a position to help an organization that provided her a lifeline 25 years ago.

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Employee Profile: Joe Seiler – Living our value of service

Joe Seiler has been leading a double life for the last 27 years. No, he isn’t a spy and doesn’t have a family in another zip code. He has been essentially running a foundation and serving as Chairman of the Board in addition to his day job, and for 20 years most of his colleagues at Delta Dental had no idea.

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Asian Health Services: Overcoming Any Obstacle to Provide the Best Care

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, Asian Americans are at higher risk for cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. 

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Foundation news

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Grants

The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation provides grants to nonprofits across our 15-state and Washington, D.C. enterprise to increase access to care, support oral health research and education and invest in community needs.

Access to care 

Each year, the Foundation awards several million dollars in Access to Care Grants to dental clinics across the country. These awards enable underserved individuals in the community to get preventive and restorative treatments in accessible locations.

Research and 
scholarships

Our scholarships and research grants support our partnerships with universities and the education and development of future dental professionals.

Community investments

We invest in communities by providing smaller grants that focus on local communities where we operate, as well as encouraging employee engagement in the form of giving or volunteering within their local communities.

Events

Upcoming events

No events are currently scheduled. Check back for a listing of upcoming Delta Dental Community Care Foundation sponsored events.


Past events

Grin Land!

In December 2019, we sponsored an interactive exhibit that brought dental hygiene to life at the San Diego Children’s Museum.

Smiles are priceless

1,631 Pennsylvanians received free dental care in June 2019 thanks to our sponsorship of Mission of Mercy (MOM-n-PA).

Touchdown for Teeth 

Through our partnership with TeamSmile, we sponsored a pop-up clinic for 300 kids with the Atlanta Falcons in November 2019.

Serving our communities

In addition to Foundation grants, Delta Dental employees support our communities through charitable donations and volunteering. Employees receive 16 hours of paid time off and $1,000 in matching funds for charitable donations each year.

Employees can also nominate causes to receive grants from the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation. We have four community councils that align to our office locations: Alpharetta, GA; Mechanicsburg, PA; Rancho Cordova, CA; and Bay Area, CA. Our councils award grants each year to causes in our communities that are championed by our employees.

Awards and recognition

#27 of 100

2020 Top Corporate Philanthropists
San Francisco Business Times

#25 of 100

2019 Top Corporate Philanthropists
San Francisco Business Times

#32 of 100

2018 Top Corporate Philanthropists
San Francisco Business Times 

Social impact report

Social impact

Delta Dental is a company of purpose. Check out our social impact report to learn more about our values, culture and how we create a positive impact with regard to our business, communities, workplace and planet.  

Videos

Watch the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation in action.

Supporting our communities amid COVID-19

Learn how the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation is providing critical support to local nonprofits and frontline heroes in our local communities. 

How the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation helped nonprofits respond to COVID-19

COVID-19 put a tremendous strain on our communities and our partners. We stepped up to help nonprofits navigate a challenging year and continue to support vulnerable populations. Hear their stories.

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