May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


Grant Call for Applications

May 2012 Volume XLVIII Number 3

2012 Awards

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC) is proud to announce the award of 10 ACCESS TO CARE Grants beginning July 2012. After receiving the most proposals from any grant cycle – over 300 – the HSHC Board of Trustees decided to increase the number of grants awarded this year. We are excited to collaborate with these organizations for 2012 – 2013 and provide children with access to oral health care.

The Dental Foundation of Oregon Wilsonville, Ore. - $20,000
Columbus Neighborhood Health Center Columbus, Ohio - $20,000
Miles of Smiles Gladstone, Miss. - $20,000
Texas A & M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry Dallas, Texas - $20,000
Boys and Girls Club of Newark Parsippany, N.J. - $20,000
The Ricardo Salinas Pediatric Dental Clinic University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Texas - $20,000
Cincinnati Health Department Cincinnati, Ohio - $20,000
Lehigh Valley Hospital Allentown, Penn. - $16,946.19
Children’s Dental Health Association San Diego, Calif. - $ 20,000
San Ysidro Health Center San Diego, Calif. - $20,000


Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC), the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry will begin accepting applications for its Access to Care grant program on June 1. The Foundation hopes to at least double the number of Access to Care Grants in 2013 to as many as 20 grant awards.

The HSHC Access to Care Grants are matching/challenge grants of up to $20,000 per year supporting service initiatives that provide dental care (education, prevention, treatment and/or emergency care) to underserved and limited access children in the United States. Other requirements/stipulations include:
  • HSHC funds may be applied to cover costs of clinic supplies and instruments, patient/parent/caregiver education materials, take-home supplies (toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.), education and/or outreach to recruit dentist participation in program activities, or other activity with clear, direct impact on child oral care.
  • HSHC will give special consideration to programs that have demonstrated success and have potential for replication in other communities,
  • as well as initiatives that have illustrated collaboration with other institutions and organizations.
  • Access to Care Grants must be expended within 12 months of award.
Guidelines, requirements and application instructions are available on the HSHC website at beginning June 1. For further information, please contact Grant and Corporate Relations Manager Tracey Schilligo at (312) 337-2169 or via e-mail at

Applications are due Aug. 1, 2012.