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ADA Foundation Provides Emergency Grants to Dentists Affected by Harvey

National fundraising appeal for ADAF Disaster Assistance Grants Program

August 31, 2017

Cathy Haibach

CHICAGO – In support of dentists affected by the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent tropical storm, the ADA Foundation (ADAF) is reminding the dental community of its Emergency Disaster Grant Program, which is designed to provide immediate support of up to $2,000 to dentists for urgent personal needs including food, water, clothing, shelter, and medicine.

Any dentist affected by a disaster may apply for an Emergency Disaster Grant within 60 days of the disaster using the application available at

In addition, the ADAF’s Emergency Disaster Grants for 501(c)(3) Organizations Providing Dental Care Following a Disaster program provides grants of up to $10,000 to nonprofit organizations that provide emergency dental care in areas affected by a disaster.

Although the exact scope of this disaster is not yet known, the ADA estimates that there are 3,850 dentists in the affected areas in Texas alone. To support the ADA Foundation in this effort to provide grant assistance to as many dentists as possible, please make a tax-deductible donation to the ADA Foundation by visiting or by calling 312.440.2547.

About the ADA Foundation

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. The ADA Foundation provides more than $800,000 in grants, scholarships, and awards annually to programs that are in alignment with the organization’s four mission pillars: Charitable Assistance, Access to Care, Research, and Education (C.A.R.E.). As part of these efforts, the ADA Foundation oversees Give Kids A Smile® and also oversees the ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland (formerly the Paffenbarger Research Center). For more information about the ADA Foundation, visit