As per Board policy, in order for a program to be considered for funding by the New York State Dental Foundation, all requests for such funding must be submitted in writing to the Foundation Board of Trustees by 1 May of the year immediately preceding the year for which funding is requested.
At present, most of the funding by the New York State Dental Foundation is directed toward Foundation initiatives. Because of the impact and growth of these programs, the Foundation anticipates that this percentage will continue to grow. Applicants are therefore asked to bear in mind that available Foundation funding can accommodate only a small fraction of the many worthwhile proposals received.
The Foundation will consider in its discretion the following criteria when reviewing each and every proposal for funding:
Innovation Does the grant proposal or funding request seek to achieve
creative pathways to improving access, education or care?
Broad Impact How many people will benefit from participating in this
program or be directly impacted by the project? Does the
project have the potential of being replicated and impacting
a larger segment of the population? Is there demonstration
of a collaborative approach to solving the problem (i.e.,
ensuring the active support of partners, etc.)
Overall Merit To what extent does the proposal enrich the population it
seeks to serve?
Sustainability Will the program be able to sustain itself or be replicated
after initial funding?
The successful proposal will demonstrate many of the following characteristics: