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Community Service Grants

About

Do you have a great community program that brings access to oral healthcare and education to a community in need?

The Community Service Grant Program encourages dental hygienists to devise and implement community health projects. This grant program was envisioned as a way to empower dental hygiene professionals to respond to their communities’ oral health concerns.

Review each program to determine eligibility, regional restrictions, and application timeline.

Resources

For information on planning and implementing community service projects, visit the ADHA Public Health website.

Available Community Service Grants

  • Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service Grants

      • ADHA’s Institute for Oral Health is not accepting applications for Wrigley Company Foundation Grants at this time.

        Applications Available: July Deadline: October 1 Recipient Selection: December

        Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service Grant Guidelines and Selection Criteria

        Access Special Feature - The 2016 Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service Grants

        The ADHA Institute for Oral Health / Wrigley Company Foundation are pleased to offer the members of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) the opportunity to apply for community service grants leading up to National Dental Hygiene Month. The Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service grant will be awarded to applicants who are involved in a specific community health project that improves the public’s oral health and provide oral health education.

        Recipients will receive the following:

        $2,500-$5,000 per grantee

        Program Eligibility Requirements

        Eligibility for this grant allows a practicing dental hygienist, group of hygienists, or an interdisciplinary team of professionals that includes a dental hygienist, to apply on behalf of programs with these considerations:

        * Demonstrate involvement in outstanding activities with a community health program or project, which includes oral health enhancement.
        * Illustrate that oral health education is one element of the project.
        * Show that these activities enhance the public view of the professional role dental hygienists play in health improvement.
        * Each project may be submitted only once during the course of a year, and if not funded, may not be resubmitted until the following grant competition.
        * More than one entry from an applicant will be allowed, but only if each application shows merit, and if they are not deemed duplicates.
        * Funded programs and organizations may not receive (2) two consecutive years of funding from the Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service Grant. If funded, the awarded program will not be eligible for funding until one grant year has passed.
        * Current ADHA Institute Board of Directors, ADHA Board of Trustees and members of the Community Service Grant Review Committee may not apply as principal investigators.

        Congratulations to the 2017 Wrigley Company Foundation Grant Recipients

        ADHA Members and Programs

        * Margaret Fisher RDHAP, BS - Promotion of Oral Health Access and Integration to Reduce Early Childhood Caries
        * Amelia Hazlewood BS, RDH - Dr. Angie's Dental Health Exchange
        * Kasey Penoyer AAS, BS, MS - Improving Oral Health Outcomes for Students with Disabilities
        * Eileen Clark RDH, MS - Interprofessional Approach to Treating Patients with Diabetes
        * Karen Felty RDH, BS, AP - Fluoride Varnish for 6 through 18 years
        * Crystal Spring RDH, BS, LAP - Healthy Smiles
        * Shannon Kleckner RDH/PHDHP - Growing Smiles of Erie County
        * Deborah Jacobi RDH, MA - Children's Outreach and Education Programming: Access to Care
        * Tricia Moore RDH, EdD - Project Zero: A School-based Prevention Program
        * Michelle Vacha RDH, BS - Integrating Medical & Dental for Chronic Disease Management
        * Shawn Oprisiu RDH, BS ECPI - Dental Hygiene Outreach Educational Program
        * Pearl Thorndal-Stewart RDH - Serenity Project
        * Carrie Graves RDH, PRDH - People's City Mission Dental Clinic
        * Staci Stout RDH, BSDH - Healthy Happy Smiles
        * Melissa Mende RDH, Associates in Applied Science - Medical and Dental Integration Program
        * Cynthia Bishop DH - Seacoast Healthy Grins
        * Lancette VanGuilder RDH,BS - Future Smiles-Northern Nevada
        * Kristen Gallaway EPDH - Neighborhood Health Center Oral Health Program
        * Heidi Halverson RDH, BSDH, LAP - Dental Hygiene at Home-Portable X-ray Unit
        * Nancy Mann RDH, MSEd - Lift the Lip/ Oral Exams for Nurses
        * Mary Kaye Scaramucci RDH, MS - Dental Hygiene for Cincinnati’s Urban Population
        * Caryn Tierney RDH, BS, MTL - Sealant Project
        * Tessa Simpson RDH - Virtual Dental Home in Public Schools
        * Heather Blair RDH, BSDH, MPH - Vermont Technical College/University of Vermont Medical Center Children's Hospital Dental Hygiene Collaboration
        * Linh My Tran Dental Hygienist (Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene) - Oral Health Integration
        * Sandra Plasner RDH, CDA, BA - Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine

    • Healthy Start for Texas Teeth Community Service Grant

      • Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Healthy Start for Texas Teeth Community Service Grant Recipient:

        Paula Harris, RDH, BS, Texas, Dallas Dental Hygienists’ Society & Mark Twain Elementary School Oral Health Education & Fluoride Varnish Program

        Applications Available: November 1, 2017
        Deadline: February 28, 2018
        Recipient Selection: July 1, 2018

        ADHA’s Institute for Oral Health is accepting applications from eligible ADHA members until February 28, 2018.

        Apply Here

        Healthy Start for Texas Teeth Guidelines & Selection Criteria

        ADHA’s Institute for Oral Health is pleased to offer the Healthy Start for Texas Teeth Community Service Grants. This program fosters collaborative efforts between individuals or local components of the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association and community agencies servicing underserved populations to provide the preventive benefits of fluoride varnish for underserved populations.

        One recipient will be selected annually and will receive the following:

        $1,000 grant monies used toward the purchase of supplies and other expenses to support the program.

        Eligibility Requirements

        * A current member of ADHA
        * TDHA components, Texas hygienists, and/or dental hygiene students (partnered with registered hygienists) are eligible to apply
        * Grant monies are for community-based fluoride varnish programs for underserved populations
        * Minimum number of varnish applications is 2 per person within a 12 month period
        * Minimum number of participants to receive varnish is 200
        * Maximum administrative costs for the program must not exceed 25% of total award amount
        * Fluoride varnish program must include an educational component
        * Program must include a collaborative partnership between 3 or more entities (e.g. TDHA, Head Start, and Dental Hygiene School)
        * Program must demonstrate an effort to refer participants to a dental home
        * Current ADHA Institute Board of Directors, ADHA Board of Trustees and members of the Community Service Grant Review Committee may not apply as principal investigators

    • Rosie Wall Community Spirit Grant

      • Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Rosie Wall Community Spirit Grant Recipient:

        Elizabeth O. Carr, DHA, MDH, RDH, Mississippi, Shooting Smiles

        Applications Available: November 1, 2017
        Deadline: February 28, 2018
        Recipient Selection: July 1, 2018

        ADHA’s Institute for Oral Health is accepting applications from eligible ADHA members until February 28, 2018

        Apply Here

        Rosie Wall Community Spirit Grant Guidelines & Selection Criteria

        ADHA’s Institute for Oral Health is pleased to offer the Rosie Wall RDH Community Spirit Grant. This program provides funding for dental hygienists who are involved in a specific community health or research project in the United States.

        Up to six recipients will be accepted (dependent on funding) and will receive the following:

        $1,000-$3,000 grant monies per recipient: one student; one recipient will be from the state of Hawaii while the others will be chosen from the rest of the 50 states.

        Eligibility Requirements

        * Demonstrate involvement in outstanding activities with a community health program or project, which may include dental, medical and/or mental health enhancement.
        * Illustrate that health education is one element of the project.
        * The project serves a community in the United States.
        * Show that these activities enhance the public view of the professional role dental hygienists play in health improvement.
        * A United States citizen who is either a licensed dental hygienist or a student pursuing a dental hygienist degree.
        * A professional or student member of ADHA.
        * Current ADHA Institute Board of Directors, ADHA Board of Trustees and members of the Community Service Grant Review Committee may not apply as principal investigators