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ADA Foundation offers new semi-annual grant program

April 21, 2014

Dr. Whiston
A new ADA Foundation grant program is designed to support nonprofit dental organizations whose projects fall outside the realm of established ADAF grant opportunities.

The ADAF Semi-Annual Grant Program will broaden the scope of the types of programs that the Foundation can support. Proposals from nonprofit organizations for the semi-annual grant still must fall under one of the ADAF's four pillar areas: Charitable Assistance, Access to Care, Research and Education.

"The ADA Foundation Board of Directors developed this new program in response to requests for more flexible grant opportunities," said Dr. David Whiston, ADA Foundation president. "By being more responsive to approaches we don't normally consider, we hope to better fulfill our mission to improve oral health."

The ADAF Semi-Annual Grant Program guidelines and application are available at Interested organizations should submit applications by July 31.

The amount of each grant will depend on the number of applicants, budget needs presented in the grant requests and funds available for any particular category at any given time.

In considering grant applications, ADAF will evaluate the following criteria:

• how well the project or program aligns with one of the four pillars of the ADAF mission: Charitable Assistance, Access to Care, Research or Education;

• clarity of the application, including description of the project or program to be funded, the need or problem, population served and similar;

• reasonableness of the work plan and outcomes;

• assurances that the project or program will produce clear results and measurable outcomes;

• originality and creativity of the proposal or project;

• presentation of a realistic budget that is comprehensive in scope, planning and expense;

• any other criteria the evaluating committee deems relevant in light of the ADAF mission pillar with which the grant request aligns.

Future grant application periods will be posted on the ADAF website and in ADA News.

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