Grant Recipients

The Patterson Foundation Board typically meets in March, June, September and December of each year to review grant applications. As grants are awarded during the year, they will be listed here. To review previous years, see the attachments below.

2016 Grants Awarded

Approved December 15th

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation (Madison, WI)
$2,000
For the Give Back a Smile program that restores damaged front teeth for women who have suffered domestic abuse

CARE Clinic (Red Wing, MN)
$8,000
Support for dental volunteers providing care to low-income and uninsured individuals suffering from urgent dental needs

Dental Lifeline Network (Denver, CO)
$60,000
For the National Donated Dental Services Program providing dental care to elderly and medically fragile patients unable to access care

Holland Free Health Clinic (Holland, MI)
$5,000
For the coordination of dental care to enhance the clinic's ability to provide surgical extractions and dentures to patients in need

Interfaith Dental Clinic (Nashville, TN)
$17,140
Salary expenses for dental assistants to support the work of volunteer dentists providing care to thousands of underserved patients

Love INC of the Tri-Cities (Grand Haven, MI)
$4,000
Support for volunteer dental professionals providing care to the underserved

Mercy Health Center (Athens, GA)
$10,000
To expand the clinic's capacity to provide free care to low-income, uninsured patients through volunteer dental staff

Oasis Free Clinics (Brunswick, ME)
$5,000
Support for volunteer dental professionals providing free care to homeless and low-income patients

Operation Grace MN (Roseville, MN)
$120,000
Operating support for mobile dental clinic providing care to underserved children and adults on a large scale

Roundup River Ranch (Avon, CO)
$8,400
To provide summer camp experiences for children living with severe illnesses

Ruth's Place Clinic (Granbury, TX)
$4,500
To recruit and support volunteer dental professionals serving patients in need

South Bay Children's Health Center (Redondo Beach, CA)
$5,000
Support for dental residents providing endodontic specialty care to children from low-income families

St. Elizabeth's Health Center (Tucson, AZ)
$5,000
To recruit volunteer dental professionals to serve the clinic's expanding low-income and uninsured patient population

St. Vincent de Paul (Detroit, MI)
$5,000
Support for volunteer dental professionals providing comprehensive care to underserved children and adults

Tri-County Dental (Appleton, WI)
$18,000
To provide room and board for dental student volunteers providing care to thousands of low-income children and adults

Approved September 14th

AccessHealth Community Dental Clinic (Seneca, SC)
$9,000
Support for volunteer dental professionals providing free care to those in need

America's Dentists Care Foundation (Wichita, KS)
$58,000
Funding to purchase a trailer and crates for the transport of dental equipment to Missions of Mercy clinics across the country

Cook Children's Health Foundation (Fort Worth, TX)
$7,500
Funding for transportation for children to receive free dental treatment at volunteer dentists' offices

MSDA C&E Foundation (Columbia, MD)
$8,000
Support to purchase a truck to carry dental supplies and equipment to Missions of Mercy clinics in the state of Maryland

Operation Grace MN (Roseville, MN)
$60,000
Operating support for mobile dental clinic providing care to underserved children and adults on a large scale

Physicians CareConnection (Columbus, OH)
$5,000
Funding for the recruitment and retention of volunteer dental professionals who provide free care to those in need

San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic (San Antonio, TX)
$7,500
Support for volunteer dental professionals serving low-income and homeless adults

University of Cincinnati Foundation (Blue Ash, OH)
$3,350
Support for Community Dental Days staffed by volunteer dental students and professionals

Approved June 7th

Amaus Health Services (Syracuse, NY)
$25,000
Construction costs to expand a free dental clinic serving those in need

America's VetDogs (Smithtown, NY)
$35,000
For modifications to the training campus to increase accessibility for veterans with disabilities

Austin Dog Alliance (Cedar Park, TX)
$13,740
Construction costs to expand the program's kennel capacity and double the number of service dogs placed with veterans

Community Free Dental Clinic (Huntsville, AL)
$10,000
Support for dental volunteers to increase clinic capacity

Genesis World Mission (Garden City, ID)
$4,664
Support for volunteer dental professionals expanding access to care for the underserved

GiGi's Playhouse (Hoffman Estates, IL)
$25,000
Support for OT and PT volunteers serving children and adults with Down syndrome

Heart and Soul Free Clinic (Westfield, IN)
$10,000
Operating support to help double the number of hours the free dental clinic is open per month

Mission Outpost Dental Clinic (Burnsville, MN)
$5,000
Support for the recruitment of volunteer dental professionals to staff the low-cost dental clinic

Trinity Free Clinic (Carmel, IN)
$6,250
Support for dental volunteers to increase clinic capacity

Approved March 4th

Friends of Creston Children's Dental Clinic (Portland, OR)
$5,000
Support for dental volunteers to increase clinic capacity

Good Samaritan Care Clinic (Mountain View, MO)
$2,179
To expand an existing dental clinic to serve more patients in need

KidSMILES Pediatric Dental Clinic (Dublin, OH)
$7,000
For staff time and an electronic records system to support volunteer dentists serving at the clinic

Sacramento District Dental Foundation (Sacramento, CA)
$10,000
Support for dental professionals volunteering for the 2016 Smiles for Kids program

Union Gospel Mission (St. Paul, MN)
$10,000
Support for the hundreds of dental volunteers providing care to more than 2,000 patients annually at the clinic

Walton Foundation for Independence (Augusta, GA)
$9,075
Support for OT students volunteering at a summer camp for brain injured youths

2015 Grants Awarded

2014 Grants Awarded

2013 Grants Awarded