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The ADA Foundation supports dentists at pivotal times in their personal and professional lives. Learn more about our available programs and how to apply for a grant or an award.

Special Note Regarding COVID-19: The ADA Foundation’s Charitable Assistance Fund provides financial assistance for basic human needs for the most vulnerable dentists and their families-(spouse and children under the age of 18). The grants from the Fund are needs based and the purpose is to support the most needy and dire cases who are unable to support themselves if accidental injury, advanced age, physically debilitating illness or a medical condition from which they suffer—or a combination thereof—prevents them from gainful employment in or out of dentistry, resulting in an inability to be wholly self-sustaining (i.e., unable to meet their essential daily living expenses and/or emergency living needs).

We know that dentists have been impacted by COVID-19; however, the Fund is not a disaster fund or emergency fund and the program does not provide grants to cover business expenses and business losses. The ADA can help you recover from the Covid-19 in many other ways. To that end, the ADA provides a myriad of resources found at ADA.org/virus.

How to Apply

How do I apply for an ADA Foundation grant or award?

The ADA Foundation only accepts applications for the below programs. Please see the information below for eligibility requirements.

CHARITABLE ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM

The ADA Foundation Charitable Assistance Grant Program is a needs-based program designed to assist dentists and their qualifying dependents with meeting essential daily living expenses and emergency living needs.

ADA Foundation Scholarships

Eligibility: Dentists, their dependents (as defined in the rules), and spouses of deceased dentists are eligible to apply for a Grant if accidental injury, advanced age, physically debilitating illness or a medical condition from which they suffer—or a combination thereof-prevents them from gainful employment in or out of dentistry, resulting in an inability to be wholly self-sustaining (i.e., unable to meet their essential daily living expenses and/or emergency living needs).

Application Period: The application period is open.

How to Apply: Review the Rules of the Grant program and submit a complete application, along with supporting documentation to the ADA Foundation as described in the Application.

Dollar Amount and Number of Grants: Varies.


CONTACT US

Please see rules, criteria and/or guidelines for each particular award for complete information. Questions? Contact Tracey Schilligo, Manager, Professional Programs at schilligot@ada.org or 312.440.2763.