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The ADA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that serves as a trusted resource for both those who want to help and also for those in need. The ADAF funds programs and grants in the United States and its territories by receiving contributions from corporate donors, individual dentists and many others in order to support:
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The administrative and grant making office of the ADAF is located on the 21st floor of the American Dental Association’s headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. The Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland is also part of the ADA Foundation.
Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center
100 Bureau Drive, Mailstop 8546
NIST, Building 224, Room A153
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
The ADA Foundation is pleased to accept donations to support its charitable mission. You can direct your donation to a specific cause supported by the ADA Foundation or you can support the area of greatest need. Visit the ADA Foundation’s donations page to donate online or to download a donation form that you can fax or mail.
If you have questions or need additional information, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. The ADA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations incorporated in the state of Illinois and registered in all U.S. states that require registration. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our tax identification number is 36-6132046.
No, not directly; however the ADAF does distribute access to care grants and awards for certified non-profits and government entities providing such care. NOTE: If you need reduced cost dental care, contact your state or local dental association, as there may be resources available in your area. Another resource is community health centers that provide dental services, which can be searched via findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov. Finally, you many contact the nearest dental school; some provide dental care based on a sliding fee scale.
On behalf of ACTION, we are so grateful for the ADA Foundation’s support to allow us to continue treating children in our community.
– Lisa Simon,
ACTION Program, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
ADAF Tarrson Award Recipient (2013)