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As dentistry's premier philanthropic and charitable organization, the ADA Foundation is a catalyst for uniting people and organizations to make a difference through better oral health.

ADA Foundation Announcements

ADA Foundation Semi-annual Invitational Grants
Deadline: July 31, 2014

Twice each year, in January and July, the ADA Foundation will accept grant proposals from nonprofit organizations whose work is not covered by other existing ADAF grant programs and which falls under one of the ADAF’s four Pillar areas: Charitable Assistance, Access to Care, Research, and Education. Read more.

Samuel D. Harris Fund for Children's Dental Health - Application Period Open

The application period for the ADAF Samuel D. Harris Fund for Children's Dental Health grants is now open. The ADAF will award approximately 23 grants valued at a maximum of $5,000 each in 2014. The application deadline is Friday, April 25. Download the Harris Grant Application and Guidelines document here.

ADAF Allied Dental Student Scholarship Program

The application period for the 2014 ADAF Allied Dental Student Scholarship Program is now closed. Read more.

ADA Foundation Featured in ADA News

The ADA Foundation received great coverage in the Nov. 4, 2013 issue of ADA News, including a "My View" column by ADAF president Dr. David Whiston, and summary of the Foundation's recent activities.    

    ADA Foundation's mission: C.A.R.E. by Dr. David Whiston (link)
    Giving season a time to reflect on ADA Foundation's successes (link)

ADA Foundation Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center

    Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center (link)

The ADA Foundation (ADAF), the ADA, and the Colgate-Palmolive Company have announced a joint initiative to enhance the ADA Foundation’s existing dental research laboratory in Gaithersburg, Md., now known as the Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center (formerly the Paffenbarger Research Center), and to support and encourage promising young researchers. Read more about this and other Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center activities.

ADA Foundation Give Kids A Smile Gala

Mark your calendar for the 2014 ADA Foundation Give Kids A Smile Gala, Friday, Oct. 10 in San Antonio.

The 2013 ADAF GKAS Gala was a great success! About 500 leaders in organized dentistry came together for a light-hearted evening honoring ADA President Dr. Robert A. Faiella and the ADA Board of Trustees while raising charitable funds for Give Kids A Smile. Read more about the ADA Foundation Give Kids A Smile Gala.

ADA Foundation Brochure

Download the ADA Foundation's brochure, which provides information on ADA Foundation and Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center activities including charitable assistance, access to care, research, and education.

    ADA Foundation Brochure (PDF)