The Minnesota Dental Foundation is a not-for-profit philanthropic foundation that was created by the Minnesota Dental Association as a means for dentists and others to experience the collective power of giving, with an opportunity to invest in the future of dentistry and the future of the people and communities it serves.
After being dormant for many years, the Minnesota Dental Foundation was revived in 1999 after receiving a $70,000 bequest from the estate of Dr. Robert Reed, Faribault, Minnesota. In 2001 the Foundation was merged with the Endowment and Assistance Fund, whose main purpose was to help fund scholarships and provide additional relief grants and aid to dentists in crisis.
Today the Minnesota Dental Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit foundation, is managed by the Minnesota Dental Foundation Board of Directors with a purpose of providing financial support to outreach programs serving underserved populations, allied dental education programs and other community dental health initiatives as well as promoting volunteerism among its members. For more information on the history of the Minnesota Dental Foundation, please view this presentation.
The Vision of the Minnesota Dental Foundation is to eliminate unmet oral health needs in Minnesota.
The Mission of the Minnesota Dental Foundation is to: