The South Dakota Dental Foundation accepts grant applications bi-annually.

The Foundation provides financial support to the people, organizations and causes that advance the dental profession in South Dakota. Grants are awarded for:
  • dental health projects for the underserved
  • dental and auxiliary student activities and scholarships
  • dental education programs for the dental professional and the public
  • continuing education and promotion of professional ethics
  • recruitment of dentists and dental students to South Dakota 

Guidelines and Restrictions:
  • The Board will closely scrutinize all proposals for discriminatory practices. Funding will be based on the needs of the individuals being served by the grant.
  • The Board will give primary consideration to projects, programs and activities that support the mission of the Foundation. 
  • Commitments for funding will not be made beyond a single year.
  • Funds will not be granted for political purposes.
  • Funds will not be granted for goods already purchased, activities taking place before grant decisions are made, or deficit funding.
  • Funds are not made for supporting conferences and special events (i.e. fundraising dinners).
  • Funds are not made for supporting capital campaigns.
  • Funds are not made for supporting organization budget shortfalls. 

Applications are due April 1 and September 1. Awardees will be notified within 60 days of the application deadline.

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