About the Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation
The Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation was established in 2002, from a grant from the Kansas Dental Association Relief Fund. Our mission is to provide funding and resources to improve oral health in the state of Kansas. Since our inception, we have provided $100,000 in grants targeted to small, community based projects that focus on collaboration between community organizations.
Each year, dentists in Kansas donate approximately $50,000 to our annual campaign, which we use to grow the KDCF Endowment, a fund which now exceeds $300,000. The income generated from that trust, as well as other restricted gifts, are used to fund grants and scholarships to improve dental access in Kansas.
Additionally, the KDCF has donated more than $7.5 million in dental care through it signature event, the Kansas Mission of Mercy. To date, more than 17,000 patients have been served thanks to the generous contributions of Kansas dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants.