ROANOKE, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Based on the belief that everyone deserves a healthy smile, the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation recently awarded its inaugural oral health grants to 36 organizations across the Commonwealth totaling more than $1.1 million.
“We believe we have selected a great group of recipients for our inaugural grants and are looking forward to seeing them continue their good work in our communities.”
“We are proud to present our inaugural grants to an impressive list of Virginia-based organizations who are having a positive impact on oral health care and quality of life throughout our state,” said George A. Levicki, DDS, president of the board of directors, Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation. “We believe we have selected a great group of recipients for our inaugural grants and are looking forward to seeing them continue their good work in our communities.”
The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation has awarded its initial grants to programs that have a significant impact on improving oral health with sustainable solutions through improved access to oral care, oral health education or oral health research.
Organizations eligible to receive grants include governmental agencies or educational institutions, entities holding a 501(c)(3) tax-exemption, or organizations with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt fiscal sponsor. The Foundation was created with an initial $2.5 million donation from Delta Dental of Virginia.
The grant application period was held June 1 through September 30, 2012. The Foundation board of directors reviewed proposals and made grant decisions, with the funds being distributed beginning in December 2012.
The inaugural grant recipients for 2012 are:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula
Bradley Free Clinic
CHIP of Roanoke Valley
Community Free Clinic of Newport News
Council of Community Services
Craig County Rural Health Care Corp.
Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc.
Free Clinic of Central Virginia
Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic
Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services
Halifax Regional Health System
Hampton Roads Dental Center
Health Focus of Southwest VA
Horizon Health Services, Inc.
Lackey Free Clinic
Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic
Northern Neck Free Health Clinic
Northern Virginia Dental Clinic
Park Place Health & Dental Clinic
Piedmont Access to Health (PATH’s) Inc.
Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic
Piedmont Virginia Dental Health Foundation
Rescue Mission of Roanoke
Rockbridge Area Free Clinic
Science Museum of Western Virginia
Shenandoah Dental Clinic
The Health Wagon
VCU School of Dentistry
Virginia Dental Association Foundation
Virginia Health Care Foundation
Virginia Health Care Foundation
Virginia Oral Health Coalition
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Western Tidewater Free Clinic, Inc.
Additional information about the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation and the 2012 grant recipients can be found at http://www.deltadentalva.com/ddvafoundation.aspx.
About Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation
Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation was founded by Delta Dental of Virginia to help improve the oral health and, subsequently, overall body health of the people of the Commonwealth. The Foundation focuses its support on initiatives that improve oral health with sustainable solutions through improved access to oral care, oral health education or oral health research. For more information, visit deltadentalva.com/ddvafoundation.aspx.