Grants

Thank you for your interest in the MDS Foundation and its grant giving programs. As a philanthropic and charitable organization, the MDS Foundation seeks to enhance the oral health of individuals by providing grants for sustainable programs that improve access to dental care. Currently three grant options are available, each grant opportunity is customized to help increase access to care whether it be in the the form of an Access to Care Grant: which are designed to assist larger facilities to directly impact access needs in the Commonwealth, Targeted Grants: designed to help smaller organization increased access directly in their community, or via our Ambassador Grant program which was design to help Massachusetts Dental Society members give back to the communities they serve, while partnering with colleagues or other oral health organizations.

Access to Care Grants

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Access to Care Grants
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The MDS Foundation Access to Care Grants are designed to distribute funds in various amounts to applicants located in Massachusetts for projects benefiting citizens of the Commonwealth. Priority is given to proposals that have measurable improvement goals, show strong community support for the project, and are innovative in nature.

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Ambassador Grants

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Ambassador Grants
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The MDS Foundation would like to help our members give back to the communities in which they live and serve. The Foundation now offers Ambassador Grants to our members to provide you with the opportunity to join with your colleagues in developing a community service program that benefits those in your community.

Being a Foundation Ambassador is a rewarding experience. It also has many benefits, such as:

  • Strengthening the connection with your community
  • Taking on a new challenge
  • Meeting new people
  • Showing you care
  • Helping those in need of oral care

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Targeted Grants

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Targeted Grants
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The MDS Foundation makes available "Targeted Grants" to provide funding to organizations or programs that meet the guidelines for “Targeted Grants.” These grants are “one-time only” awards.  Grants are limited to $2,000 and are open to public organization seeking to increase access to dental care.

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Grant Recipients

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Grant Recipients
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The MDS Foundation Grant Program focuses on the Foundation's primary goals of improving the oral health of all of the citizens of Massachusetts and increasing access to care for underserved populations in the state. 

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