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We invest in great ideas.

We love investing in promising ideas to promote oral health for all and are always open to listening to new ideas.  Here are the 3 simple steps to being considered for a grant:

Research - Your first step is to review our grantmaking policy to ensure eligibility.

Reach out - Schedule your initial consult to share your great idea for potential funding with our Executive Director, Mike Little.

Write your proposal - If you're invited to submit a proposal, please know our two due dates are March 1 and Sept 1.  In your grant proposal please include the following info in 5 pages or less:

      1. Cover Letter - page 1
      2. Organizational Background - page 2
      3. Statement of Need - page 2
      4. Goals / Objectives - page 2
      5. Implementation Plan - page 3
      6. Evaluation & Measurement Plan - page 3
      7. Other Funding Sources - page 4
      8. Project Budget / Organizational Budget - page 5

GREAT IDEAS FUNDED BY NDDF

Apple Tree Dental Hawley, MN

NDDF provided Apple Tree Dental a grant for a digital x-ray sensor used to enhance outreach services for children at Head Start centers and schools and to residents of nursing homes and assisted living centers.

Spectra Health Grand Forks, ND

NDDF provided Spectra Health with a grant to cover the expenses for two dental students from Minneapolis, MN for travel & lodging for one month of on-site learning.

Bridging the Dental Gap Bismarck, ND

NDDF provided Bridging the Dental Gap with funding for consulting services for both practice management and fundraising to ensure ongoing operations of care for the underserved.

North Dakota Dept of Health Bismarck, ND

NDDF provided the North Dakota Department of Health with a grant to purchase supplies for the Seal!ND school sealant program to serve children in schools at or below 45% of the free and reduced school lunch program.