DELTA DENTAL OF MISSOURI DONATES $500,000 TO ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDING COVID-19 RELIEF EFFORTS
ST. LOUIS, MO (April 1, 2020) … Delta Dental of Missouri, the state’s leader in dental benefits, today announced it is donating $500,000 to organizations providing COVID-19 relief efforts in Missouri, and in South Carolina, where the company does business as Delta Dental of South Carolina. The donation is driven by Delta Dental’s ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of people in the communities it serves.
A total of 11 organizations will benefit from the $500,000 donation, which is being allocated as follows:
• St. Louis Community Foundation: $100,000
• Community Foundation of the Ozarks: $40,000
• Greater Kansas City Community Foundation: $40,000
• Community Foundation of Central Missouri: $40,000
• Operation Food Search (St. Louis, MO): $10,000
• St. Louis Area Food Bank: $10,000
• Ozarks Food Harvest (Springfield, MO): $5,000
• Harvesters - The Community Food Network (Kansas City, MO): $5,000
• The One SC Fund at Central Carolina Community Foundation: $200,000
• Harvest Hope Food Bank (Columbia, SC): $25,000
• Senior Resources (Columbia, SC): $25,000
“We have chosen these organizations because of their dedication to mobilizing their teams and marshalling their resources to address the current health crisis,” said Rob Goren, president and chief executive officer at Delta Dental of Missouri. “These organizations will be using any funds they receive to immediately benefit communities we serve at Delta Dental. We are also supporting local food banks to help them meet the dramatically increased demand from those impacted by the Coronavirus.”
These donations are in addition to Delta Dental’s regular mission giving commitments to help meet the oral health needs of children and adults in their communities. Last year, Delta Dental of Missouri contributed more than $1.5 million to support outreach initiatives, educational programs and charitable causes that teach people about the importance of dental health and provide free care to those who cannot afford it. To learn more about grant opportunities through Delta Dental’s 2020 Oral Health Grant Program, visit https://www.deltadentalmo.com/AboutUs/oral-health-grant-program.
Delta Dental of Missouri is the state’s leading dental benefits provider and a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. It provides 1.9 million members with access to affordable, high-quality dental care through group plans tailored to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes, from large corporations to small businesses with two or more employees. Delta Dental also offers dental benefit plans directly to individuals and families. The company proudly supports oral health initiatives, educational programs and charitable causes that help educate people about the importance of dental health and provide free dental care to those in need. Delta Dental of Missouri also created the Missouri Dental Care Resource Guide to help individuals access information about low-cost and free dental care options in their area—available online at www.DeltaDentalMO.com/ResourceGuide1. To learn more about the company, visit www.DeltaDentalMO.com.