Blog Posts Categorized: In the Community



January 21st, 2018
Grantee Spotlight: Community Dental Care

Since 2011, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation has awarded over $1.4 million to Community Dental Care – a nonprofit organization which primarily serves the low-income population in their service areas of Saint Paul, Maplewood, Robbinsdale and Rochester. Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation recently awarded a $1 million grant to Community Dental Care to support the… Read more »

January 16th, 2018
Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation Announces Loan Repayment for Service Awards Bringing Dentists to Rural Minnesota Communities

MINNEAPOLIS — Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, in collaboration with the Minnesota Dental Foundation, has named Christopher Steffenson, D.D.S., and Michael Talberg, D.D.S. as the 2017 recipients of the Dedicated to Minnesota Dentists Loan Repayment for Service program, which brings dental professionals to rural Minnesota communities. Dr. Steffenson will practice in Walker, while Dr. Talberg… Read more »

October 23rd, 2017
Grantee Spotlight: HealthFinders Collaborative

Since 2014, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation has given $120,000 to HealthFinders Collaborative, a community health center that serves the low-income, underinsured and uninsured residents of Rice County, Minnesota. Established in 2005, HealthFinders Collaborative began as a primary medical clinic, implementing a dental program in 2014. Today, the dental program serves 1,000 patients each year,… Read more »

September 4th, 2017
Smiles@School returns for Minnesota’s first- and second-graders!

For most of Minnesota’s schoolchildren, today means a return to textbooks, pencils and gym class after a sunny – and too short – summer reprieve. And just like many of these children’s parents, Delta Dental of Minnesota is thrilled to welcome them back to school! We are proud to announce that, following last year’s successful… Read more »

June 1st, 2017
Grantee Spotlight: Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

Since 2008, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation has invested more than $100,000 to support the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, an organization that shelters more than 2,200 children at risk for abuse and neglect every year. When it opened in the early 1980s, Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery (GMCN) was the first crisis nursery in Minnesota. Today,… Read more »

December 5th, 2016
Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation – The Three Pillars, Part 1 of 3

Pillar 1: Access to Care -Safety Net Clinic Support Each year, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation grants millions of dollars to organizations and programs that help expand access to quality dental care across Minnesota. This goal is our driving mission. A large part of increasing access to care means investing in safety net clinics –… Read more »