The Idaho Dental Foundation improves the oral health of Idaho’s underserved citizens.
The Idaho Dental Foundation supports improved oral health for Idaho's underserved citizens through education and access to care.
The Idaho Dental Foundation was formed as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) corporation in June 2006. The fourteen Board of Directors, President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer are unpaid volunteers who meet twice a year and represent all seven dental societies in Idaho. This allows the board to gain local information from each district to guide them in supporting oral health efforts statewide. The IDF board is committed to the most efficient use of its donor’s charitable dollars for oral health in the state of Idaho.
The IDF partners with dentists, community health districts, businesses, other foundations, and government leaders to improve oral health statewide through education and service. It addresses oral health needs by following a community impact model. As a geographically diverse state, Idaho has different needs from region to region. Having regional goals defined by local foundation board members allows statewide resources to team with local community efforts. This grass roots effort creates positive momentum allowing initial funding to transition to long term efforts by regional foundation agencies.
This foundation is a nonprofit cooperation exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes; including-but not limited to the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Idaho Dental Foundation are voluntary and fully tax deductible.
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IDF Grants Awarded
May 15, 2015 marked the deadline for this year's Idaho Dental Foundation (IDF) grant applications. Eight thoughtful applications came through for the IDF board to review and distribute the $5,242 in grant funding.
After careful consideration, the Idaho Dental Foundation awarded grants to five different projects.
Children’s Free Dental Clinic – Miles of Smiles: Eagle
“Miles of Smiles” is a mobile dental program that provides preventative and emergency oral health care to children in a safe, pleasant environment. The program treats more than 1,500 students every year—often students who do not qualify for any dental benefits and have no insurance. With grant funds, the project will visit more schools to fulfill the dental needs of the children and expand their services into Canyon County.
Serve For Health: Nampa
This program is dedicated to serving the poor in Canyon County by assisting with dental care. One component of the program is providing community members in need with dentures. Patients must complete 20-40 hours of community service before they’re eligible for dentures, which are made by a participating Serve for Health Dentist who works at no cost to patients. Grant funds will be used to partially fund laboratory fees associated with making the dentures.
ISDA Dentistry Nursing Home Pilot Project: Boise & Buhl
Assisted living facilities and Idaho Dental Hygiene members are working together with ISDA member dentists to provide dental care to Medicaid patients in nursing home facilities. After the first year in the program, residents in Boise and Buhl are showing tremendous progress. Through the pilot, approximately 75 residents in two nursing home facilities will be cared for with grant funds used to provide needed dental supplies.
Heritage Health: Coeur d’Alene
Heritage Health provides access to quality health care to anyone in Kootenai County. It was created by volunteers and has served more than 21,000 patients in 2014. Heritage Health is creating a Veteran Voucher program to improve the oral health for uninsured veterans in Idaho. Veterans receive vouchers they can redeem for free oral health care.
Genesis World Mission Inc., Garden City Community Clinic: Garden City
The Garden City Community Clinic provides medical, dental and mental health care to the less fortunate by using volunteer professionals. With the grant, the clinic will be able to treat patients for fillings, extractions, root canals, dental cleaning, dentures and oral health patient education.
If you know of a community cause that would benefit from an IDF grant, a new round of grant applications will be reviewed in the fall, with submissions due by October 15.
Idaho Dental Foundation Seeks Grant Applications
To Apply for an Idaho Dental Foundation Grant, please see the below Grant Application Guidelines and Application Form.
Grant Applications are due May 15th or October 15th.
IDF Grant Application Guidelines
IDF Grant Application Form