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The Chicago Dental Society Foundation, the philanthropic and charitable arm of the Chicago Dental Society, is now accepting grant applications from local applicants that address access to dental care in and around the Chicago area.  Grants are limited to bona fide charitable 501(c)(3) organizations.

The CDS Foundation distributed more than $89,000 in 2012, to 14 organizations including The Ark, The Children’s Clinic at the Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society, the Racing industry Charitable Foundation, and the St. Bernard Hospital Dental Center.

“It is our pleasure to be able to provide funds for these worthy programs because of the exceptional ways in which they extend the reach of the CDS Foundation further into our community,” said CDS Foundation chair Milly Goldstein. “These funds allow us to make a difference in the lives of so many. Each dollar provided educates a person about the importance of oral health. Once educated, that individual will bring that knowledge to his or her family and friends.

“We wish more funding was available to help these programs to the fullest — reaching all who need assistance — and that we could fill each and every request.”

Grant applications are due June 1, 2013. More information and applications are available at

“Our Grants Committee is eager to learn again this year about the creative ways that local professionals are addressing access to care in their communities and to support those efforts. I encourage everyone to apply, and to contact us if you have questions,” said CDS Foundation Executive Director Carolyn Van Eck.



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