Delta Dental of Minnesota believes that philanthropic giving improves lives and enhances our community.
In 2009, Delta Dental of Minnesota’s parent sold a company and used 100 percent of the proceeds to establish and fund Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation. Since then, the foundation has worked to expand access to dental care for Minnesota’s underserved populations by primarily investing in programs and organizations that provide dental care to people in need. Since 2011, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation has invested more than $24 million in grants to nearly 83 programs and organizations that promote oral health. It is the largest endowed foundation in Minnesota with a mission to support oral health.
In our mission to increase quality dental care access, the foundation strategically invests in programs that:
- Help build an oral health workforce that is well-prepared to address Minnesota’s changing needs.
- Provide educational resources and programs that help children and parents prevent common dental issues, which includes providing funding to support and establish clinics that serve Minnesotans who may not otherwise be able to access care.