Blog Posts Categorized: In the Community



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 »

November 27th, 2016
Dedicated to Minnesota Dentists 2016 recipients

With large and recognizable providers like HCMC and the Mayo Clinic calling Minnesota home, our state has become synonymous with quality health care. But despite that reputation, Minnesota is also home to many communities that face health care provider shortages. In fact, more than 6 out of 10 Minnesota counties have been federally designated as… Read more »

October 5th, 2016
Bringing dental care for special needs patients at Hennepin County Medical Center

  Thanks to a grant from Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, Hennepin County Medical Center will begin offering dental services to people with the highest need in their nationally recognized Coordinated Care Center. As part of a $4.6 million grant announced in March 2016 to create a dental clinic at HCMC, Delta Dental of Minnesota… Read more »

August 8th, 2016
Sealing the Perfect Smile!

Since 2013, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation has granted $1 million to fund an initiative to increase school-based programs that provide dental sealants to children. Sealants are a type of preventative dental care that are highly effective in keeping cavities from forming on children’s teeth. According to the Children’s Dental Health Project, this preventative measure… Read more »