Grant History

Grants are limited to bona fide charitable 501(c)(3) organizations. For more information about CDS Foundation grants, please contact Kristen Weber or call 312.836.7301.


2016 CDS Foundation Grants

The CDS Foundation distributed $60,000 in grants to local agencies that address access to dental care in and around the Chicago area. 

  • Chicago Family Health
  • Community Nurse Health Center
  • Dental Lifeline – Donated Dental Services
  • Goldie's Place
  • Howard Area Community Center
  • Infant Welfare Society of Oak Park River Forest Children's Clinic
  • Infant Welfare Society of Chicago
  • Lawndale Christian Health Center
  • Little City Foundation
  • Mayslake Village
  • Mobile Care Foundation
  • Northwest Community Hospital – Mobile Dental Clinic
  • Norwegian American Hospital Foundation
  • Zion Benton Children's Services


2015 CDS Foundation Grants

The CDS Foundation distributed $60,000 in grants to local agencies that address access to dental care in and around the Chicago area.

  • The Ark
  • Asian Human Services
  • Community Health
  • Community Nurse
  • Dental Lifeline – House Calls
  • Dental Lifeline – Donated Dental Services
  • Erie Family Health Center
  • Howard Area Community Center - Eleanor Wester Children's Dental Clinic
  • Illinois State Dental Society Mission of Mercy
  • Lawndale Christian Health Center
  • Northwest Community Hospital Oral Health Program
  • Norwegian American Hospital Foundation
  • Zion Benton Children’s Services


2014 CDS Foundation Grants

The CDS Foundation distributed $60,000 in grants to local agencies that address access to dental care in and around the Chicago area.

  • Erie Family Health Center
  • Infant Welfare Society Oak Park Children's Clinic
  • St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center Dental Center
  • Howard Area Community Center - Eleanor Wester Children's Dental Clinic
  • Dental Lifeline – House Calls
  • Dental Lifeline – Donated Services
  • Mobile C.A.R.E Foundation
  • Northwest Community Hospital Foundation Oral Heath Program
  • Mayslake Village Spread the Health Initiative
  • Veterans Upward Bound Grant-a-Smile


2013 CDS Foundation Grants

The CDS Foundation distributed $60,000 in grants to local agencies that address access to dental care in and around the Chicago area. 

  • The Ark
  • Community Nurse Health Association
  • Dental Lifeline Network – Dental House Calls
  • Dental Lifeline Network – Chicago Donated Dental Services
  • Erie Family Health Center Inc.
  • Goldie's Place
  • Howard Area Community Center
  • Illinois State Dental Society Foundation's Mission of Mercy
  • The Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society Children's Clinic
  • Near North Health Service Corporation
  • Northwest Community Hospital Foundation
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science


2012 CDS Foundation Grants

The CDS Foundation distributed $89,100 in grants to the following local agencies that address access to dental care in and around the Chicago area:  

  • The Ark
  • The Children’s Clinic, Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society
  • Community Health
  • Community Nurse Health Association
  • Dental Lifeline Network Illinois - Dental HouseCalls Program
  • Dental Lifeline Network Illinois - Chicago Donated Dental Services Program
  • Erie Family Health Center
  • St. Bernard Hospital Dental Center
  • ISDS Foundation Mission of Mercy 2012 (MOM)
  • Racing Industry Charitable Foundation (RICF)
  • Rosalind University of Medicine & Science
  • Near North Health Service Corporation (NNHSC)


2011 CDS Foundation Grants

The CDS Foundation distributed $67,465 in grants to the following local agencies that address access to dental care in and around the Chicago area:

  • The Ark
  • The Children’s Clinic
  • Community Nurse Health Association
  • CommunityHealth
  • CORE Foundation
  • CURE Network
  • Dental Lifeline Donated Dental Services
  • Dental Lifeline HouseCalls Program
  • Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago
  • Erie Family Health Center, Inc.
  • Heartland International Health Center Oral Health Program
  • Illinois State Dental Society Mission of Mercy 2012
  • Northwest Community Hospital’s Mobile Dental Clinic
  • Oral Health America - Chicago Smiles Across America
  • St. Bernard Hospital Dental Center

The CDS Foundation also continued its commitment to endowed chairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry and the Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Dental Medicine.  UIC received a total of $500,000 for the Chicago Dental Society Endowed Fellowship Fund.  SIU received $250,000 for the Chicago Dental Society Professorship in Clinical Dentistry Endowment Fund.


2010 CDS Foundation Grants

The CDS Foundation distributed more than $90,000 in grants to the following local agencies that address access to dental care in and around the Chicago area:

  • The Ark
  • The Children’s Clinic
  • Community Health
  • Erie Family Health Center
  • Illinois Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped – Dental House Calls
  • Illinois Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped – Donated Dental Services
  • Infant Welfare Society of Chicago
  • Northwest Community Hospital Foundation – mobile dental clinic
  • Northwest Community Hospital Foundation – fixed dental clinic
  • Oral Health America – Smiles Across America
  • St. Bernard Hospital

The CDS Foundation also continued its commitment to endowed chairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry and the Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Dental Medicine. UIC received a total of $500,000 for the Chicago Dental Society Endowed Fellowship Fund. SIU received $250,000 for the Chicago Dental Society Professorship in Clinical Dentistry Endowment Fund.

The Chicago Dental Society Foundation gave a $40,000 donation to help fund the Illinois Mission of Mercy campaign (pictured below), which hosted an event in June to donate dental services to patients in need.

Volunteers at the Illinois Mission of Mercy (MOM), organized by the Illinois State Dental Society and the Illinois State Dental Society Foundation, treated more then 1,900 dental patients June 11 and 12 at the Interstate Center in Bloomington. Numerous CDS members were among the many volunteers delivering care. In addition to dentists, hygienists, assistants, lab technicians and laypersons were involved in the effort. The organizers sought more then 600 volunteers for the event.

Dental care delivered included 1,365 fillings, 43 stainless steel crowns, 72 endodontic procedures, 155 lab services and 1,739 extractions.


2009 CDS Foundation Grants

Among them, the CDS Foundation endowed chairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry and the Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Dental Medicine. UIC received $500,000 for the Chicago Dental Society Endowed Fellowship Fund. SIU received $250,000 for the Chicago Dental Society Professorship in Clinical Dentistry Endowment Fund.

An additional $60,000 in grant funding was divided among:

  • The Children’s Clinic, Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society, of Oak Park
  • Erie Family Health Center, of Chicago
  • Free People’s Clinic at St. Basil’s Church, of Chicago
  • Heartland International Health Center, of Chicago
  • Illinois Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped’s Dental HouseCalls Program, of Northbrook
  • Illinois Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped’s Donated Dental Services Program, of Northbrook
  • Northwest Community Hospital (NCH) Mobile Dental Clinic, of Arlington Heights
  • Northwest Community Hospital (NCH) Fixed Dental Clinic, of Arlington Heights
  • Oral Health America, of Chicago
  • St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, of ChicagoFor more information about CDS Foundation grants please call Kristen Weber at 312.836.7301.