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June 22, 2020:

 We are fortunate to have George Henriques as our Patterson Foundation Board President because he serves as a guiding leader for the work we're doing, but he also leads by example. George volunteers at Freedom Service Dogs, a nonprofit in the Denver area that trains service dogs for veterans and first responders. Freedom Service Dogs is also a valued grantee partner of the Foundation, receiving over $43,000 for various projects in the past few years. 

George and his daughter have become certified volunteer dog handlers and have spent weekends volunteering together. We are proud of their involvement in this great organization!

Our Patterson Veterinary team spoke with George about what attracted him to working with Freedom Service Dogs personally and how he's using his passions to help carry out the mission of the Patterson Foundation. Read his story here!

March 31, 2020:

The Patterson Foundation is excited to welcome Eric Shirley to the Board of Directors! As the President of Patterson Dental, Eric brings operational leadership experience and a generous philanthropic spirit to the Foundation's board. We are inspired by his experience with similar oral health non-profit organizations as a board member, and look forward to including him in decisions and events that involve Patterson Dental's many employees and their support of community organizations. Welcome to the Board of Directors, Eric!

January 7, 2020:

The Patterson Foundation was pleased to partner with Patterson Companies as they hosted their first annual Giving Week at their Corporate Office in St. Paul, Minnesota. Over 350 employees worked together in teams to assemble dental hygiene kits that would be donated to a local organization, Adopt a Smile (Operation Grace MN). Shakopee Valley News wrote a nice summary of the event and kit donations. Read about it here:


April 4, 2019:

The Patterson Foundation recently named Lindsay Stewart as its new Senior Manager. Lindsay has been with  Patterson Companies for five years, most recently in digital marketing, and she's looking forward to her new role. Read our fun Q&A with Patterson Foundation's new Manager ...(Read More)

Lindsay Stewart, Patterson Foundation

January 10, 2019:

The Patterson Foundation recently announced $166,034 in grant funding to nine nonprofit organizations in the oral and animal health fields. Patterson Foundation focuses its grants on programs that provide dental care to disadvantaged communities and assistance dogs to veterans and people with disabilities....(Read More)

August 16, 2018:

June Grants Total More Than $230,000 to 11 Nonprofits Nationwide
At its second quarter meeting, the Foundation awarded $233,900 to organizations including Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic and Freedom Service Dogs...(Read More)

July 9, 2018:

Patterson Foundation Releases 2017 Annual Report
In 2017, Foundation giving totaled more than $1.2 million and touched more than 37,000 lives...(Read More)

January 23, 2018:

December Grants Included $100,000 to Dental Lifeline Network and $35,000 to NEADS
Patterson Foundation awarded $281,255 to ten nonprofit organizations in December, including continued support to DLN and NEADS...(Read More)

November 28, 2017:

Patterson Foundation Awarded $114,400 to Seven Nonprofits in October
The two largest grant recipients include $35,000 to America's VetDogs and $30,000 to America's Dentists Care Foundation...(Read More)

August 24, 2017:

Patterson Foundation Awards $25,000 to Conejo Free Clinic in Ventura County, California
The award will fund construction expenses to build a new 600-square-foot dental clinic that will serve approximately 700 uninsured and underinsured adults and children within one year after opening...(Read More)

June 7, 2017:

Leader Dogs for the Blind Receives $30,000 in Grant Funding
The grant will help Leader Dogs redesign their Guide Dog Mobility Instructor (GDMI) apprentice program and improve the training they provide to clients...(Read More)

May 16, 2017:

Patterson Foundation Awards $100,000 to Hope Dental Clinic in St. Paul
The grant will help Hope Dental Clinic, formerly part of Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities, design and build-out a new location on the east side of St. Paul...(Read More)

February 8, 2017:

Total Giving Exceeds $1 million in 2016
Annual giving surpassed $1 million for the first time in the Patterson Foundation's history...(Read More)

February 6, 2017:

December Grants Include Major Partnership with Operation Grace MN
Patterson Foundation awarded $277,000 to 14 nonprofits in December, including $120,000 to Operation Grace MN...(Read More)

October 26, 2016:

September Awards Total Nearly $160,000 to Advance Access to Dental Care
Patterson Foundation awarded grants to eight nonprofits focused on providing dental care to disadvantaged communities across the country...(Read More)

July 18, 2016:

$35,000 Patterson Foundation Grant to America's VetDogs
America's VetDogs was able to make modifications to its training facility due in part to a grant from the Patterson Foundation...(Read More)

July 18, 2016:

Patterson Foundation Helps Austin Dog Alliance Build New Facility
Austin Dog Alliance, which places therapy dogs with veterans and individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress, opened their new kennel and education facility in May...(Read More)

May 19, 2016:

Longtime Partner Union Gospel Mission Included in March Grant Awards
The Patterson Foundation awarded grants to six nonprofits totaling more than $43,000 including Union Gospel Mission...(Read More)

February 12, 2016:

Celebrating $500,000 in Support for Missions of Mercy and ADCF to Provide Dental Care to the Underserved
In 2015, the Patterson Foundation reached a milestone by surpassing $500,000 in support for America's Dentists Care Foundation and Missions of Mercy...(Read More)

February 12, 2016:

Patterson Foundation Elects New Board President and Revises Mission
In December 2015, the Foundation elected Dave Misiak as its new president and approved new mission, vision and values statements...(Read More)

February 12, 2016:

Patterson Foundation Awards Nearly $1 Million in 2015
In December 2015, the Foundation approved nearly $195,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations, raising its annual total giving to more than $980,000...(Read More)

October 8, 2015:

Patterson Foundation Grants $60,000 to America's Dentists Care Foundation
Patterson Foundation grant helps fund "Mini MOM" trailer, bringing more dental care to underserved communities...(Read More)

September 3, 2015:

Patterson Foundation Awards $25,000 Grant to KSDS Assistance Dogs, Inc.
Patterson Foundation grant helps expand facilities for KSDS students training with canine partners...(Read More)

February 10, 2015:

Patterson Foundation, Patterson Dental Help Operation Grace MN Expand Access to Dental Care
Patterson Foundation grant of more than $53,000 helps provide dental care to those in need...(Read More)

January 2015:
Enhancing Quality of Life for Individuals and Communities
Grant to Cook Children's Save a Smile helps provide dental care to children in need...(Read More)

October 30, 2014:
Patterson Foundation Awards $30,000 to America's VetDogs
Patterson Foundation grant helps veterans with mobility issues attend training with their assistance dogs...(Read More)

April 28, 2014:
Patterson Foundation and Patterson Dental Join to Support New Prince of Peace Dental Clinic
Patterson Foundation and Patterson Dental help Prince of Peace Dental Clinic open its doors to disadvantaged people...(Read More)