Through donor support, the ODA Foundation helps make a difference for future dentists and vulnerable populations in Ohio by awarding annual grants and scholarships. Hundreds of Ohio dental school students have received financial assistance and countless more uninsured and low-income Ohioans have received dental care and a healthier smile thanks to community dental programs that we help.
One of the best ways our member dentists can preserve their impact upon the profession in Ohio and in their communities is by supporting the ODA Foundation through general donations, participating in the annual raffle fundraiser and planned giving. Whether establishing a legacy such as a designated fund or donating because you believe in the foundation’s good work, the ODA Foundation can help you make an impact on the future of the profession of dentistry and dental care in Ohio.
How We Make a Difference
The ODA Foundation is excited to have awarded more than $1.5 million to worthy students and organizations that improve oral health in Ohio thanks to the generous support of our donors. Through grants and scholarships, the ODA Foundation helps decrease the cost of dental education for future dentists and increases access to dental care by supporting community oral health programs in Ohio.
The 2019 ODA Foundation Annual Impact Report shows how your donations to the ODA Foundation are working to improve access to care through grants and scholarships. Click here to view this report and learn how the ODA Foundation continues to Advance Oral Health in Ohio.
The Ohio Dental Association Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the ODA, committed to a mission of improving the oral health of the citizens of Ohio and enhancing the dental profession in the state.
Your support helps us continue to make a difference by funding grants and scholarships. The Foundation is managed by a Board of Trustees and assisted by other ODA staff.
Support the ODA Foundation
There are many ways to give to the ODA Foundation:
- Donate when you join or renew your membership with the ODA.
- Participate in the annual raffle fundraiser.
- Make a donation at any time during the year, including donations to a specific fund or in honor or memory of an individual.
- Participate in Kroger Community Rewards by linking your Kroger Card to the ODA Foundation.
Contact the ODA Foundation to learn more about planned giving options by calling (800) 282-1526 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual ODA Foundation raffle is one of the primary sources of funding for grants and scholarships.
Learn more about the raffle and how to purchase a ticket.
Note: The 2020 Raffle has been canceled due to COVID-19, but we are offering an exclusive Mini Raffle to ODA members.