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MDA Foundation Grant Program

Started in 2012 and growing in funding each year, this essential grant program offers financial support to efforts that create better oral health for Missourians through educational programs, access-to-care initiatives and community collaborations. To date 22 grants totaling $24,307 have been awarded across Missouri. The MDA Foundation invites member dentists, or organizations you are involved with, to consider submitting a grant application for funding to support community oral health programs and initiatives.

The application period for the 2018 grant program is now ​CLOSED. Thank you for your interest. The MDA Foundation Board will review all qualified applications at their September 28, 2018 meeting. Final grant awards will be announced sometime in October. The 2019 grant application and guidelines will be posted in this space no later than January 1, 2019. For questions, contact Paul Roberts at 573-634-3436 or

201​7 Grant Recipients

After deliberation, the Board chose to award grants to the following groups:

  • $1,210 to Children’s Smile Center to help with supplies to conduct dental screenings for 13,000 school age children
  • $1,500 to Community Health Clinic of Joplin to help purchase supplies and equipment for their low income clinic
  • $2,000 to Miles of Smiles to help purchase supplies for their low income clinic treating low income school children

The MDAF wishes to thank all applicants for their time.