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Patterson Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Oral Health to the Needy
and Assistance Dogs for Veterans and Disabled Individuals

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Foundation / Corporation

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Patterson Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/11/19 11:59 PM CST


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Grants of up to $60,000 and grants of up to $35,000 to USA nonprofits for oral health programs and the provision of assistance dogs. Applicants must submit a letter of inquiry prior to submission of a full application. Funding is intended for programs that provide access to emergency and restorative dental care for individuals in need, and to provide assistance dogs to veterans and individuals with disabilities.

In the oral health focus area, priority is given organizations that are staffed primarily by volunteer dental professional and/or students. The Foundation supports the following types of requests:
- Start-up costs or one-time projects that expand an organization’s capacity to serve individuals in need. For example, funding may be used for construction or renovation costs to expand clinic capacity. At this time, funding for start-up costs or new projects will be considered only if the grant will reduce operating expenses or will expand capacity without increasing costs.
- Personnel costs for a dental assistant, hygienist or coordinator to support the work of volunteer dental professionals or students who staff the program. The employee(s) must work directly with the volunteer providers.
- Strategic grants for programs that impact underserved populations on a large scale. Programs may be national, regional or serve an expanded metro area.

In the animal health focus area, the Foundation supports funding for organizations that provide assistance dogs to veterans and individuals with disabilities. The Foundation awards grants for start-up costs or one-time expenses to help a program expand capacity.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178853

Estimated Size of Grant:

Oral health grants:
- Start-up costs: Individual grant amounts vary up to $35,000
- Personnel costs: Programs can receive up to $10,000
- Strategic grants: Individual grant amounts vary up to $60,000

Animal Health grants: Amounts generally vary up to $35,000 depending on the project details.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation provides grants to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations classified as public charities by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Grants are made to support communities in the Patterson Companies service area.

Per funding guidelines, grants cannot be used to purchase dental supplies or equipment or for the costs of patient care.

In general, the Foundation will not consider requests for:
- The types of products sold by Patterson Companies, Inc., including dental or veterinary supplies and equipment (A local branch of a Patterson company may consider donating products.)
- The direct costs of treatment or therapies
- Organizations primarily funded by state or federal governments
- Individuals
- Travel
- Film/video productions
- Religious programs for religious purposes
- Scientific research
- Fraternal, social, veteran or military organizations
- Conferences/seminars or publications of their proceedings
- Fundraising or athletic events
- Emergency operating support
- Political advocacy, lobbying

Pre-Application Information:

Completed applications must be received by:
-Friday, January 11 for consideration on Wednesday, April 10
-Friday, April 12 for consideration on Wednesday, June 12
-Friday, August 2 for consideration on Wednesday, October 2
-Friday, October 11 for consideration on Monday, December 9

The first step in the application process is to complete the letter of inquiry form. Staff will review your letter of inquiry. If your program appears to further the goals of Patterson Foundation as stated in our guidelines, you will be asked to complete our online application.

If your organization is invited to complete the grant application form, staff will help determine the best date to submit your application for review by our Board of Directors. Your application must be submitted by 11:59 (CST) on the day of the deadline. You may be contacted by our staff for additional information about your request.

If your organization is applying for a renewal grant, please contact the Patterson Foundation by phone or e-mail to be given access to the renewal application form.

Most applications require 60 to 90 days for consideration, depending upon when the Patterson Foundation Board meets to consider requests.

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