Access to Care Grants


  • Type: Foundations
  • Source: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)
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  • Award Min: $0.00
  • Award Max: $20,000.00
  • Quantity: Unknown


  • Deadline: Aug 18, 2014

Letters of Intent are due by 11:59 p.m. CDT, Monday, August 18, 2014. 

Must be a United States /U.S. Territory applicant/organization providing care to children in the 
U.S. or a U.S. Territory. 
Priority is given to projects with pediatric dentist involvement. If a pediatric dentist is not 
participating, a general dentist must be involved for funding consideration


Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC) is committed to supporting community-based initiatives providing Dental Homes to children whose families cannot afford dental care. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines a Dental Home as the ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient, inclusive of all aspects of oral health care, delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated, and family-centered way. HSHC supports this goal through its Access to Care Grants targeting children up to age 18.

HSHC will accept letters of intent for its Access to Care Grants beginning May 15, 2014. The Foundation will award up to 20 Access to Care Grants in spring 2015 totaling up to $400,000.

HSHC Access to Care Grants are one-year matching grants of up to $20,000, supporting community-based initiatives in the U.S. that provide dental care and ultimately serve as a Dental Home to underserved/limited access children. Special consideration will be given to programs supporting the age-one dental visit and providing care to special needs patients

Additional Info:
For more information, please contact Grant and Corporate Relations Manager Tracey Schilligo at (312) 337-2169 or via e-mail at

Letters of Intent are due by 11:59 p.m. CDT, Monday, August 18, 2014.