The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the dental insurance company, has given grants to 10 Utah organizations, totaling nearly $170,000, to provide relief amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These unrestricted grants were intended to help the foundation’s nonprofit partners continue to provide vital services to the most vulnerable members of their communities.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has been a one-two punch for many of our Utah-based nonprofit partners by increasing the needs for their services while reducing their fundraising capability and ability to rely on volunteers,” said Kenzie Ferguson, vice president of foundation and corporate social responsibility for Delta Dental. “We made the decision to allocate nearly all of our 2020 funding to support those fighting on the front lines of COVID-19 and will continue to be a resource to our communities as this pandemic continues.”
Organizations that received funding in Utah included Community Health Centers in Midvale, Enterprise Valley Medical Clinic, Green River Medical Center, Midtown Community Health Center in Ogden, Mountainlands Community Health Center in Provo, Salt Lake Donated Dental Services, Southwest Utah Community Health Center in St. George, Utah Partners for Health in Midvale, Wasatch Homeless Health Care in Salt Lake City and Wayne Community Health Centers in Bicknell.
The grants in Utah are part of roughly $11 million given by the foundation to more than 250 organizations across 15 states and Washington, D.C.