Thank you for your interest in the MDS Foundation and its grant giving programs. As a philanthropic and charitable organization, the MDS Foundation seeks to enhance the oral health of individuals by providing grants for sustainable programs that improve access to dental care. Currently, three grant options are available; each grant opportunity is customized to help increase access to care, whether it be in the form of an Access to Care Grant, which is designed to assist larger facilities directly impact access needs in the Commonwealth, a Targeted Grant, which is designed to help smaller organizations increase access directly in their community, or via our Ambassador Grant Program, which was designed to help MDS members give back to the communities they serve while partnering with colleagues or other oral health organizations.
The MDS Foundation's Targeted Grants provide funding to organizations or programs that want to increase access to dental care on a smaller scale than the larger Access to Care Grants. Targeted Grants are limited to $2,000 and are open to public organizations.
The MDS Foundation Grant Program focuses on the Foundation's primary goals of improving the oral health of all Massachusetts residents and increasing access to care for underserved populations in the Commonwealth.