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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. Reneida Reyes and Frank Maggio, "The ADA Foundation: National Scope, Local 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 input a shipping address, which is the address the ADA Foundation will use when sending your donation acknowledgment letter.)

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 Leadershp 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: Mission of Mercy (MoM)
Give to the ADA's Mission of Mercy (MoM) event, a free, one-day dental clinic to be hosted by the ADA in cooperation with the D.C. Dental Society on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. This event will serve up to 1,000 patients in need with comprehensive dental care services.

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 dental students.

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

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

 *All or part of your gift may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution.  Please check with your tax advisor.

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