New Smiles for All Program Delivers Treatment to Veterans, People who Live with Special Needs
2023 applications now open!
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 05/01/2022
The GKAS Award recognizes an organization’s ability to build, expand or enhance education, access and/or capacity with respect to oral health care for children.
It’s a great way for the dental profession to give back to our nation’s veterans, by helping to alleviate the problem that many of them experience accessing dental treatment post deployment.
New York State Dental Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Make a Long-Term Impact on Oral Health and Outreach
The New York State Dental Foundation maintains an ongoing inventory of dental supplies for donation to dentists and organizations which
conduct outreach programs, either here in the USA or overseas.
The New York State Dental Foundation and its industry partners will provide donations of equipment (e.g., sterilizers, handpieces, etc.) to help
organizations further their outreach and improve access to care to those in need their local communities.
When it comes to making a long-term impact on the oral health of all New Yorkers, there are many giving options besides simply writing a check. So how do you know which method of support is right for you? To find a charitable gift that best suits your family's needs and supports the outreach of the New York State Dental Foundation for years to come, you need a plan—and we're here to help.
The Foundation is now accepting applications, due July 1, 2022 for the 2023 GKAS awards.
Winning applicants will receive up to $5,000, as determined by the NYSDF Board of Trustees. Additionally, this year the Foundation has instituted a complementary level GKAS Award, designed to assist chosen organizations receive needed product and/or supplies. Winners will be announced at the end of the year 2022.
As I write this, I’m looking out at a world of snow and bare tree limbs. But the sun is out, the sky is a brilliant blue, and the temperatures at least are in double digits – it’s a promising sign of spring, and for me, spring means Give Kids a Smile (GKAS).