Applying for Grants

Does Delta Dental of Kansas have a grant cycle?

Delta Dental of Kansas announced funding focus changes in 2019. The Delta Dental of Kansas Board, and our staff, holistically reviewed the charitable giving program and guidelines. 

Delta Dental of Kansas currently does not hold open grant cycles. We have chosen to focus our areas of impact on funding direct care/access, education/prevention and workforce training. If you have questions, those can be submitted directly to our team at corpcomm@deltadentalks.com.

Applying for Smile Kits

What are Smile Kits?

Delta Dental of Kansas Smile Kits include a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss in a reusable plastic pouch! They are provided to Kansas-based programs and projects that include an oral health education or outreach component. Organizations can apply for "adult" and/or "child" Smile Kits. Adult kits are for ages 8+ (larger toothbrush, mint paste) and child kits are for ages 4-7 (smaller toothbrush, bubble gum paste). 

How do I apply for Smile Kits?

First visit the Smile Kit Program webpage to check and ensure your organization is eligible to apply.

Then, if your organization is eligible and your project meets program guidelines, you may proceed to fill out the application

My organization has applied for Smile Kits. When will I know if my request was approved?

You will be notified via email with a determination within two weeks of submitting a Smile Kit application.

If my Smile Kit request is approved, how long will it take for the kits to arrive?

We ask that requests for Smile Kits be submitted at least four weeks before kits are needed. Donations are granted based on availability at the time of request, at the sole discretion of Delta Dental of Kansas.

How often can I apply for Smile Kits?

Each eligible organization can apply for Smile Kits once per calendar year. We ask that, when applying, organizations include quantities that will sufficiently fulfill their needs through the end of the year.

Matching Gift Program for Dentists

I am a participating/in-network dentist. How do I submit a Matching Gift application?

Complete the Matching Gift application. Send your completed application, along with your donation tax receipt, to DDKS Community Benefit by: 

Email — corpcomm@deltadentalks.com 

Mail — 1619 N Waterfront Pkwy, P.O. Box 789769, Wichita, KS 67278-9769 

Fax — 316-462-3372

We require the donation receipt in order to verify your donation and process the application. Please include your donation receipt (thank you letter, receipt, confirmation email, etc.) when applying for a Matching Gift.

I am a participating/in-network dentist. Will DDKS match my donation to any non-profit?

Delta Dental of Kansas matches gifts to any non-profit charitable health care, education, civic or cultural organization provided it is located in Kansas and recognized as a tax-exempt organization by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3). Please see more information on eligible organizations in the DDKS Matching Gift application.

Who can take advantage of DDKS’ Matching Gift Program?

Delta Dental of Kansas participating/in-network dentists can use our Matching Gift Program. Participating/in-network dentists’ approved charity donations may be matched up to $100.