SAN FRANCISCO – Delta Dental of California today announced it has been named number 25 of the top 100 corporate philanthropists in the San Francisco Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times. This is the third consecutive year Delta Dental of California has been recognized for its support of Bay Area charities.
“Recent events are a powerful reminder of how vital the services provided by local nonprofits are to the community,” said Mike Castro, President and CEO of Delta Dental of California. “Service is a core value of Delta Dental of California, and we are committed to supporting local organizations that care for the vulnerable and underserved.”
Delta Dental of California’s ranking on the list has risen each year from 49th in 2017, to 32nd in 2018, and now 25th for 2019.
The San Francisco Business Times corporate philanthropy list annually cites the Bay Area’s most generous corporate citizens. It highlights 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 2019, Delta Dental granted more than $10 million across the enterprise’s 15-state service area, the District of Columbia, including $2.55 million to Bay Area groups.
Most of Delta Dental of California’s funding for nonprofits comes via the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, which seeks to build caring, resilient communities. The Foundation partners with organizations across its 15 state and D.C. service area that are working to increase access to care, promoting and advancing oral health education and providing other community support.
“The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation is proud to support our Bay Area partners working to ensure food security, health care and dignity to historically underserved populations in our backyard,” said Kenzie Ferguson, vice president for Foundation and corporate social responsibility for Delta Dental of California. “We strive to ensure our work has an impact and are grateful to be recognized by the San Francisco Business Times for our efforts to make a difference in our local community.”