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How to Help

The ADA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is pleased to accept donations to support its charitable mission.*

Please read the letter from Drs. William Calnon and Frank Maggio, "The ADA Foundation: Multiplying Your Impact."

You can donate online to support the area of greatest need, or you can direct your donation to a specific cause. Please be sure to click the "Donate Now!" button below the cause of your choice below.

These buttons will take you to PayPal, where you can make your donation using a credit card or your own PayPal account. (PayPal will ask you to enter a billing address, which is the address the ADA Foundation will use when sending your donation acknowledgement letter for your tax filing purposes.)

Donate: Greatest Need
Make a general donation to the ADA Foundation and your donation will be used to support the area of greatest need. 

Donate: Dr. David Whiston Leadership Program
Give to the Dr. David Whiston Leadership Program Fund and support the development of critical leadership skills among future leaders in organized dentistry, for the betterment of the public’s oral health. 

Donate: Give Kids A Smile®
Support Give Kids A Smile®-related efforts that help provide oral health care and education to children in need across the nation. 

Donate: Disaster Assistance
Support the ADA Foundation's Emergency Disaster Assistance Grant Program, which provides charitable assistance to dentists affected by a declared disaster.

Donate: Access to Care
Support access to care initiatives that provide oral health care for underserved children and adults.

Donate: Research
Support the ADA Foundation's research efforts including the Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center, and research awards for students.

Donate: Education
Support dental education including the ADA Foundation's Dental Student Scholarship Program and Allied Dental Student Scholarship Program.

Donate: International Outreach Programs
Support the ADA Foundation’s international outreach programs to increase access to oral healthcare and improve the oral health infrastructure of countries in need.

There are three additional ways to donate:

Download the ADA Foundation Donation Form. (PDF)
  • CALL the ADA Foundation at 312.440.2547 to make your donation by phone.
  • FAX the ADA Foundation Donation Form to 312.440.3526.
  • MAIL your check made out to the ADA Foundation, along with the completed donation form, to:

ADA Foundation
211 E. Chicago Ave., Ste. 2100
Chicago, IL 60611-2637

 *The ADA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; gifts to the ADA Foundation are deductible for United States federal income tax purposes, subject to the limitations placed on charitable gifts by the Internal Revenue Service. Please check with your tax advisor or attorney.

If you have questions or need additional information, please call the ADA Foundation at 312.440.2547. Thank you!