Grant Program

The AGD Foundation Grant Program fulfills the Foundation’s mission by offering financial support for programs that promote oral and oropharyngeal cancer awareness, education, and/or screening that is independent of standard dental practice. In 2024, will open the 2025 grant application period early and we strongly encourage AGD constituencies to apply. For more information, contact the AGD Foundation at AGDF@adgcommunications.com. We will send a notification as soon as the portal re-opens.

Since 2012, the AGD Foundation has awarded grants totaling over $220,000. We are proud of the support we have provided and look forward to supporting AGD constituents, regions and nonprofit organizations across the United States and Canada. View past grant recipients below.

View past grant recipients:

2024

Floss Boss Cares Floss Boss Mobile Unit
U. of Washington, Seattle
Title of Grant: Oral Cancer Awareness

Maryland State Dental Association Foundation
Columbia, MD
Title of Grant: MSDA Foundation Outreach: Bridging Gaps in Oral Healthcare

Midvale Community Building Community, Inc.
Midvale, Utah
Title of Grant: Expanding Oral Cancer Screening Access in Rural and Underserved Utah

Grace Clinic
Kennewick, WA
Title of Grant: Oral Cancer Education for Free Clinic Patients

PA Academy of General Dentistry
Camp Hill PA
Title of Grant: PAGD Oral Screening Day at the Capitol

West Virginia Health Right, Inc.
Charleston, WV
Title of Grant: WVHR Mobile Dental Unit

2023

  • Omni Family Health
    Bakersfield, CA
    Title of Grant: Enrichment of Omni Family Health’s Oral Cancer Prevention Program

2022

  • Marshall Dentistry and Oral Surgery
    Huntington, WV
    Title of Grant: All You Have to do is Say Ahh! Oral cancer screening program

2021

  • Florida Dental Association Foundation
  • West Virginia University Foundation, Inc.
  • Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council
  • Team Maureen

2019

  • Illinois AGD (Illinois)
  • Washington AGD (Washington)
  • New York AGD (New York)
  • Iowa AGD (Iowa)
  • UAB School of Dentistry AGD Student Chapter (Alabama)

2018

  • A.T. Still University – Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (Arizona)
  • Florida Dental Association Foundation (Florida)
  • Mercy Health Foundation Washington (Washington)
  • Midwestern University (Arizona)
  • Missouri AGD (Missouri)
  • Welcome Health (Arkansas)

2017

  • Florida Dental Association Foundation (Florida)
  • Public Health Partnership of Licking County (Ohio)
  • Team Maureen (Massachusetts)

2016

  • A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (Arizona)
  • Community Care Clinic of Rowan County (North Carolina)
  • Illinois State Dental Society Foundation (Illinois)
  • Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services (South Carolina)
  • The Foundation for the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (Louisiana)
  • Virginia Dental Association Foundation (Virginia)

2015

  • Good News Clinic (Georgia)
  • Louisiana Dental Association Foundation (Louisiana)
  • San Diego Dental Health Foundation (California)
  • The Children’s Oral Health Institute (Maryland)

2014

  • America’s Dentists Care Foundation (Kansas)
  • Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Foundation (South Carolina)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula (Virginia)
  • Chicago Dental Society (CDS) Foundation (Illinois)
  • Florida Dental Health Foundation (Florida)
  • Holland Free Health Clinic (Michigan)
  • Illinois State Dental Society Foundation (Illinois)
  • Missouri Dental Association Foundation (Missouri)
  • Native American Health Center (California)

2013

  • Community Smiles (Florida)
  • Dentists Delivering Service (California)
  • Gulf Coast Dental Outreach (Florida)Hope Clinic (Michigan)
  • Lane County Dental Care Day (Oregon)
  • Mission of Mercy Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania)
  • Mississippi Dental Association Foundation (Mississippi)
  • Practice Without Pressure (Delaware)

Also in 2013, the AGD Foundation donated $10,000 to sponsor a fundraising concert during the AGD 2013 Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Nashville, Tennessee. The fundraiser raised over $56,000 and proceeds from the Presidential Concert: A Night at the Ryman Auditorium, benefited the Interfaith Dental Clinic, a nonprofit organization that delivers comprehensive dental care to low-income individuals in middle Tennessee.

2012

  • Desert Friends of the Developmentally Disabled (California)
  • Families First (New Hampshire)
  • OAR Foundation (North Carolina)
  • Central Oklahoma American Indian Health Council (Oklahoma)
  • Riverside Health Clinic (Michigan)
  • Riverstone Health (Montana)
  • Southeast Texas Hands for God Ministry (Texas)
  • Special Olympics (Washington, D.C.)
  • Sullivan County Dental Clinic (Pennsylvania)