January 26, 2021

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (Jan. 26, 2021) … To help meet dental health needs of children and adults, Delta Dental

of Missouri – the state’s dental benefits leader and a non-profit organization – has announced it is now

accepting applications for the first cycle of its 2021 Oral Health Grant Program. This grant funding is

designed to support oral health initiatives, educational programs and charitable causes throughout the


“In 2020, we were pleased to award 20 organizations across Missouri with more than $847,000 in grant

funding,” said Rob Goren, president and chief executive officer at Delta Dental of Missouri. “We work to

continually expand the reach of our program to help people of all ages access vital dental care and

educational services, so they can live better lives through improved dental health. We encourage

organizations, which align with our mission to improve oral health, to apply for a grant.”

Delta Dental of Missouri’s Charitable Giving Committee evaluates each grant application from eligible

organizations and determines the initiatives to be awarded funding. Objectives of the grant program


 Reducing oral disease through education, prevention and treatment

 Ensuring access to affordable, timely and high-quality dental care

 Enhancing the awareness of good oral health with a focus on children and individuals in need

 Making a measurable difference in the oral health of Missourians

 Helping to ensure that Missouri is among the states with the highest indicators of oral health.

Delta Dental of Missouri awards general operating grants, program/project grants, capacity-building

grants and equipment grants for programs that promote the oral health of individuals in Missouri.

To be eligible for an oral health grant, applicants in Missouri must first complete a letter of inquiry

through the online application system at

program, which includes program guidelines and application instructions. Online letters of inquiry are

due by Friday, March 12, 2021, and online applications are due by Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

Applicants must be considered tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or be a public

or governmental entity, such as a public school or health department, and serve the people of Missouri.

Delta Dental of Missouri is the state’s leading dental benefits provider and a 501(c)(4) non-profit 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. 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. Delta Dental of Missouri also created the Missouri Dental Care Resource Guide to help

individuals access information about low-cost and free dental care options in their area—available online at To learn more about the company, visit

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