Grants

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.

Access to Care Grants

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Access to Care Grants
Access to CareThe MDS Foundation Access to Care Grants are designed to distribute funds in various amounts to applicants located in Massachusetts for projects benefiting citizens of the Commonwealth. Priority is given to proposals that have measurable improvement goals, show strong community support for the project, and are innovative in nature.

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Ambassador Grants

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Ambassador Grants
Ambassador ProgramAre you looking to give back to your community through dentistry? The Foundation now offers Ambassador Grants to our members to provide you with financial support in developing a community service program that benefits those in your community.

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Targeted Grants

Targeted Grants
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Targeted Grants
Targeted Grants

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.

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Grant Recipients

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Grant Recipients
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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. 

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