CDA Foundation has a unique program that works in partnership with Henry Schein Cares to support nonprofit organizations in California that provide care to underserved individuals in their communities. Through the Dental Materials and Supplies Grant, selected organizations across the state can receive between $5,000 and $25,000 in donated materials and supplies over two years to assist them with dental operations and the provision of dental care.
In 2023, Henry Schein awarded the following eight organizations with in-kind materials and supplies:
- University of California, San Francisco
- American Indian Health & Services
- Health Access for All dba Angeles Community Health Center
- Sacramento Native American Health Association
- Community Action Partnership of Kern
- Assistance League of San Bernardino
- Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation
- Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation
Other past recipients include such diverse organizations as the Orange County Dental Society Health Foundation, Asian Health Services of Oakland and United Way of Ventura County Inc.
Nonprofits can now apply for the grant
The 2024 grant application cycle opened Jan. 1 and will close Sunday, March 31, at 11:59 p.m.
Community-based organizations that provide programs to underserved and diverse clients and demonstrate relevance to the Foundation’s mission will have a greater opportunity for funding. The Foundation will also consider organizations that provide care in a designated Dental Health Care Professional Shortage Area and can use and dispense a high volume of materials and supplies.
To be eligible for the grant, organizations must be classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Interested applicants can apply for the grant and access the complete guidelines on eligibility and selection criteria through the Foundation webpage.