Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

U.S. Charitable Giving Snapshot

The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
211 East Chicago Avenue
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL
60611 -2637

Phone: 312-337-2169
Fax: 312-337-6329

Primary Contact:
Ms. Tracey Schilligo
Grant Management and Corporate Relations Coordinator

Geographic Scope:

Type of Organization: Foundation

Total Annual Giving: Not Available

Eligibility Requirements:
Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, hospitals and clinics, colleges of dentistry and medicine, dental societies, and physicians’ groups

Application Deadlines:
Letters of intent: August 15, 2011
(The 2012 deadline will be available in the summer.)

Areas of Interest:
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry supports service, education, and research that advance the oral health of infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.

The initiative offers the following grant opportunities:

Access to Care Grants
These matching/challenge grants of up to $20,000 per year support U.S. service initiatives that provide dental care to underserved/limited access children.

Funds may be applied to cover costs of clinic supplies and instruments, patient/parent education materials, take-home supplies (toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.), education and/or outreach to recruit dentist participation in program activities, or other activities with direct impact on pediatric oral health care.

Special consideration will be given to programs that have demonstrated success and/or have potential for replication in other communities. Initiatives demonstrating collaboration with other institutions and organizations will be given priority consideration.

Oral Health Research Grants
These multi-year awards of up to $100,000 per year for a three-year time period are available for research initiatives consistent with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Research Agenda.

Future Dental Researcher Fellowship
This fellowship supports the careers of third-year investigators focusing their research on the study of dental care programs targeting underserved and limited access child populations. This year’s pilot program will provide one qualified investigator with up to $75,000 per year for three years.

Application Procedures:
Application guidelines and forms are available on the Foundation’s website.


Last Updated: 6/1/2011