Grant Request Guidelines



Hawaii Dental Association Foundation’s mission is to improve the oral health of the people of Hawaii by supporting community access to oral care, educational programs, and other charitable community outreach programs. Grants will be limited to projects related to the advancement of oral health. The HDA Foundation will award a maximum of $5,000 per grant. The HDA Foundation will consider programs and projects that promote:

  • Oral health education
  • Prevention of oral disease
  • Access to dental care by underserved populations


To be eligible for funding consideration, an organization must be a Hawaii charity with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Grants will not be considered for:

  • Multi-year projects
  • Individuals
  • Scholarships
  • Endowments
  • Religious programs
  • Political organizations or political campaigns
  • Organizations with open and active grants with the HDA Foundation

Requests should include:

HDA Foundation Grant Application Cover Sheet (click here for fillable form)

  • A brief history and mission of the organization
  • A project description stating objective and timeline
  • A statement of need or opportunity that this project will address
  • The project’s proposed budget & other sources of funding
  • A plan to measure the program’s effectiveness
  • A plan for recognition of the Foundation

Supporting Documentation:

  • Internal Revenue Service determination letter of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
  • List of current board of directors
  • Current operating budget

Application Deadlines

Deadlines to receive requests are May 1 and November 1. Applicants will be notified 60 days after each deadline.

Submit Proposals To:

Hawaii Dental Association Foundation
1345 S. Beretania St., Suite #301
Honolulu, HI 96814
[email protected]


Kim Nguyen, MSW
Executive Director
Hawaii Dental Association
1345 S. Beretania St., Suite #301
Honolulu, HI 96814
[email protected]


Grant Application


Our Covid-19 Response: Give Hawaii a Smile

In light of the recent COVID-19 crisis, many of our local Ohana are struggling to make ends meet. During these difficult times, the Hawaii Dental Association Foundation (HDAF) realizes that not only is one’s financial stability of importance but taking care of one’s oral health must also be a priority.

Therefore, the HDAF has started a new program, Give Hawaii a Smile, to help provide oral hygiene kits to those less fortunate in our community. We understand that this is also a difficult time for you and your practice, but any donation of any amount would be greatly appreciated.

Please click below to make a monetary donation.

Please retain the receipt for your tax purposes.

The HDAF understands that we are all living in an unprecedented time and that this crisis may seem insurmountable. However, giving in a time of need, no matter the amount, shows our Aloha spirit and will truly help to Give Hawaii a Smile!