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What We Do

Investing in better oral health for all. Together.

As dentistry's premier philanthropic and charitable organization, the ADA Foundation is a catalyst for uniting people and organizations to invest in better oral health for all. The ADA Foundation annually provides more than $2 million in grants, scholarships, awards, and facilitated in-kind product donations to programs that are in alignment with the organization’s efforts to advance oral health, expand access to dental care, and drive game-changing research.

As part of these efforts, the ADA Foundation oversees the Give Kids A Smile® program and also oversees the ADA Foundation Research division, including the ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland (formerly the Paffenbarger Research Center). 

We invite you to consider joining in our efforts. Contact us at

ADA Foundation Impact Report (PDF)
Visit the ADA Foundation Research website
Give Kids A Smile 15th Anniversary Gratitude Report (PDF)
ADA Foundation 2016 Year in Review video

ADA Foundation District Impact Reports - 2017 (all districts)

ADA Foundation District Impact Reports - 2016 (all districts) (PDF)