Grants and Awards

The CDA Foundation offers financial support to dental professionals and community-based organizations statewide that provide dental care to underserved communities. Thoughtful funding reaches local communities where it’s needed most. These community and educational grants and awards have already enabled countless Californians to benefit from more than $111 million in care.

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Every year, the Foundation receives requests for grant funding from remarkable organizations and individuals. While it’s impossible to grant every request, almost every one of California’s 32 local dental societies have benefited from Foundation support, creating a wave of impact across the state.



The Foundation bestows scholarships and awards to people who exemplify the best in dentistry, supporting those who inspire, learn, educate, mentor and create change.

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About The CDA Foundation

The California Dental Association Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation.

Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

Tax ID number: 68-0411536