Mission

Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation is dedicated to working alongside community partners so that every person can have a healthy mouth regardless of life circumstances. Our commitment is clear in our mission: to elevate the well-being of all Coloradans by advancing oral health equity.

We believe that a healthy mouth leads to a healthy life. Every day we partner with communities to re-imagine how all of our neighbors access, benefit from, and value the importance of oral health care. Because when we go the extra mile for every smile, we elevate the well-being of all Coloradans. 

Our Story

Oral health impacts Coloradans of all ages and, at a broader level, the well-being of our communities.

For more than 20 years, we’ve partnered with community-based organizations to fund programming that advances oral health. Strengthening opportunities for communities statewide that have historically been overlooked includes:

  • Providing access to comprehensive oral health care
  • Supporting activities that prevent tooth decay
  • Emphasizing the connection between oral health and overall health

We foster an ongoing dialogue to identify and test oral health solutions. We believe partners will draw our attention to unique approaches to move towards oral health equity. Read our Theory of Change to learn more. Review our evaluation objectives for improving oral health equity.

Background Information

In 2019, the foundation contributed contributed more than $4 million in grants that improve oral health and well-being. More than 85% of our budget expenditures directly support our programs and initiatives. Access our GuideStar profile or review our form 990. Learn more about how oral health programs are reaching Colorado communities in our Annual Report.

Our GuideStar Profile