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Community Service Grants

About

Do you have a great community program that brings access to oral healthcare and education to a community in need?

The Community Service Grant Program provides funding for dental hygienists to devise and implement community health projects. This grant opportunity empowers dental hygiene professionals to respond to their communities' oral health concerns through community service projects.

Review each program to determine eligibility, regional restrictions, and application timeline.

Resources

For information on planning and implementing community service projects, visit the ADHA Public Health website.

Available Community Service Grants

  • Mars Wrigley Foundation's Healthier Smiles Grant Program

      • About Mars Wrigley Foundation's Healthier Smiles Grant Program

        The ADHA Institute for Oral Health and the Mars Wrigley Foundation are pleased to offer professional members of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) the opportunity to apply for community service grants through November 1st. The Mars Wrigley Foundation's Healthier Smiles Grant Program grants will be awarded to applicants who are involved in a specific community health project that provides access to care in underserved communities, improves the public's oral health, and provides oral health care education.

        Recipient Selection: After January 2022

        Recipients will receive the following:

        $2,500-$5,000 per grantee

        Congratulations to the 2021 Mars Wrigley Foundation's Healthier Smiles Grant Program Recipients who were selected:

        ADHA Members and Programs

        * Jessica Flotterud, Minnesota, Mission for Healthy Smiles
        * Demetria Johnson, RDH, Pennsylvania, Sonrisa Dental Program
        * Amber Lovatos, RDH, BSDH, Texas, Going Where No One Else Has Gone Before-Mobile Dental Care in Waller, TX
        * Jessica Morgan, RDH, Pennsylvania, Jess’ Kind Little Smiles Community “Block 2 School” Annual Event
        * Sara Orr, RDH, Texas, Maintaining Magnolia Mouths
        * Christel Riitano, Montana, Riitano Dental Hygiene Services
        * Lancette Van Guilder, RDH, Nevada, Expand the Reach: Frontier, Tribal, Home and Community

        * Melissa Argueta, RDH, Nevada – Early Childhood Caries Prevention Project
        * Wanda Cloet, RDH, MS, DHSc, Nebraska – Central Community College (CCC) Dental Hygiene Head Start Collaborations - ADHA
        * Kim Crabtree, RDH, Michigan – Sparkle & Shine Healthy Brushing 2021
        * Christine Farrell, RDH, BSDH, MPA, Michigan – Promoting Healthy Smiles in Schools
        * Jennifer Geiselhofer, RDH, Colorado – Pop-up Dental Hygiene Clinics Inside Urban Shelters
        * Kendra Lauruhn, RDH, Nebraska – Dental Health Program – keeping Teeth Strong
        * Emma Lawson, RDH, Massachusetts – Battling Addiction with Health Smiles
        * Cheryl Lewis, RDH, Utah – Dental Care and Education for the Underserved Rural Community
        * Marie Richey, RDH, Ohio – Bear Smile Protection
        * Leslie Scott-Smith, RDH, Minnesota – “A Smile for ALL Ages!”
        * Jessica Woods, RDHAP, BSDH, MPH – Nevada Public Health Dental Hygienist Collaborative

    • Healthy Start for Texas Teeth Community Service Grant

      • Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Healthy Start for Texas Teeth Grant Program Recipients

        Paula Harris, RDH, Texas, DDHA & MTE School Oral Health Education and Fluoride Varnish Program

        Applications open

        Apply Here

        Recipient Selection: After July 2022

        ADHA’s Institute for Oral Health is pleased to offer the Healthy Start for Texas Teeth Community Service Grants. This program fosters collaborative efforts between individuals or local components of the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association and community agencies servicing underserved populations to provide the preventive benefits of fluoride varnish for underserved populations.

        One recipient will be selected annually and will receive the following:

        $1,000 grant monies used toward the purchase of supplies and other expenses to support the program.

        Eligibility Requirements

        * A current member of ADHA
        * TDHA components, Texas hygienists, and/or dental hygiene students (partnered with registered hygienists) are eligible to apply
        * Grant monies are for community-based fluoride varnish programs for underserved populations
        * Minimum number of varnish applications is 2 per person within a 12 month period
        * Minimum number of participants to receive varnish is 200
        * Maximum administrative costs for the program must not exceed 25% of total award amount
        * Fluoride varnish program must include an educational component
        * Program must include a collaborative partnership between 3 or more entities (e.g. TDHA, Head Start, and Dental Hygiene School)
        * Program must demonstrate an effort to refer participants to a dental home
        * Current ADHA Institute Board of Directors, ADHA Board of Trustees and members of the Community Service Grant Review Committee may not apply as principal investigators

    • Rosie Wall Community Spirit Grant

      • Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Rosie Wall Community Spirit Grant Program Recipients

        Gerraine Hignite, RDH, Hawaii, Improving Oral Health Access for Children in Hawaii: An Interprofessional School-based Dental Sealant Program

        Holly Jorgensen, RDH, Minnesota, Let’s Smile Community Spirit

        Applications open

        Apply Here

        Recipient Selection: After July 2022

        ADHA’s Institute for Oral Health is pleased to offer the Rosie Wall RDH Community Spirit Grant. This program provides funding for dental hygienists who are involved in a specific community health or research project in the United States.

        Up to six recipients will be accepted (dependent on funding) and will receive the following:

        $1,000-$3,000 grant monies per recipient: one student; one recipient will be from the state of Hawaii while the others will be chosen from the rest of the 50 states.

        Eligibility Requirements

        * Demonstrate involvement in outstanding activities with a community health program or project, which may include dental, medical and/or mental health enhancement.
        * Illustrate that health education is one element of the project.
        * The project serves a community in the United States.
        * Show that these activities enhance the public view of the professional role dental hygienists play in health improvement.
        * A United States citizen who is either a licensed dental hygienist or a student pursuing a dental hygienist degree.
        * A professional or student member of ADHA.
        * Current ADHA Institute Board of Directors, ADHA Board of Trustees and members of the Community Service Grant Review Committee may not apply as principal investigators