San Francisco — Delta Dental of California today announced it has been recognized as one of the top 100 corporate philanthropists in the San Francisco Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times. In the publication’s 2019 Bay Area Corporate Philanthropists list Delta Dental rose from its 2018 ranking of 49th to 32nd in 2019, reflecting the dental benefit provider’s continuing commitment to investing in the communities it serves.
The San Francisco Business Times Corporate Philanthropy list annually cites the Bay Area’s most generous corporate citizens and highlights for-profit companies that made contributions to Bay Area-based charitable organizations in the following counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma. In 2018, Delta Dental granted $15.9 million across the enterprise’s 15-state service area, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, including $1.42 million to Bay Area groups.
“We are honored to receive this recognition for the second consecutive year alongside our corporate peers in the Bay Area,” said Mike Castro, President and CEO of Delta Dental of California. “We take enormous pride in being a trusted health partner to our customers and are equally proud to be a trusted partner to the communities we serve.”
Delta Dental is committed to organizational values of trust, service, excellence and innovation. The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, Delta Dental’s philanthropic arm, has provided more than $39 million in funding since its inception in 2011 to support increased access to quality dental care, oral health education, and to advance research across the enterprise’s 15-state service area, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In 2018, Delta Dental of California employees volunteered more than 2,200 hours to benefit various causes through the organization’s Smile It Forward program.