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HDS Foundation - Grant Application Guidelines

The Hawaii Dental Service Foundation (HDS Foundation) is a charitable foundation established in 1986 by Hawaii Dental Service, Hawaiiís leading dental benefits provider.


The HDS Foundationís objective is to improve oral health in the communities where HDS operates (Hawaii, Guam and Saipan). Grants will be limited to projects related to the advancement of oral health. HDS 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 charity with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Governmental programs are also eligible.

Grants will not be considered for:

  • Multi-year pledges

  • Individuals

  • Endowments

  • Religious programs

  • Political organizations or political campaigns

  • For operating expenses for United Way organizations

  • Research projects

Requests should include:

  • HDS 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 projectís proposed budget & other sources of funding

  • A plan to measure the programís effectiveness

  • A plan for acknowledgement 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 (Please note deadlines have been changed).

The HDS Foundation meets twice per year in March and September to consider grant requests. 
Deadlines to receive requests are December 15 and June 15.

Send Proposals To:

Foundation@HawaiiDentalService.com  OR


HDS Foundation
700 Bishop Street, Suite 700
Honolulu, Hawaii  96813


Shere Saneishi-Kim

Director, HDS Foundation

Email: Foundation@HawaiiDentalService.com 
Phone:  808-529-9209

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