Community Mini-grants Program
Community Mini-grants Program Guidelines:
In considering Community Mini-grants program requests, the DDF evaluates each application on its own merit. It considers the programs in which the organization is engaged, the constituencies it serves, services it offers, its accountability and its fundraising practices, and the level of local community support it attracts.
- Community Mini-grants are limited to a maximum of $5,000 per grant.
- Grants must be dedicated to local not-for-profit programs designed to promote oral health in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.
- Of particular interest are programs designed to: increase access to dental care for at-risk populations; oral health care and education to pregnant women and their babies; and to improve children's oral health, especially in school-based settings.
- Organizations are able to apply to both cycles but may only be awarded one grant per calendar year.
Each prior grant recipient must complete and submit a grant reporting form by the grant submission deadline of June 30, 2021, in order to be considered for the 2021 Community Mini-grants program.
Recipients may reapply for funds in future years, as long as there is a grant reporting form on file for the previous grant received.
Community Mini-grants will not be awarded to/for the following:
- Capital campaigns, salaries, overhead/administrative expenses, endowments, advertising or fundraising activities
- Organizations that discriminate by race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or national origin
- Political organizations or campaigns
- Projects developed for commercial or proprietary purposes