Improving Oral Health in Hawaii

HDS Foundation
Improving oral health in HDS-operated communities

Our Mission

The HDS Foundation’s 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 and access to dental care by underserved populations.

2022 Community Investment

HDS Foundation Gives

Last year, the HDS Foundation supported our nonprofit partners with grants for oral health education, prevention of oral disease and to improve access to dental care for Hawaii residents, including the most vulnerable in our community. See our Community Investment Report to find out how we're helping Hawaii, "Live Well, Smile More."


Apply For A Grant

HDS Foundation distributes grants to local non-profit organizations that provide oral health education, prevent oral disease and increase access to dental care for underserved populations.

HDS Foundation Oral Health Kit


SMILEKits support our mission of improving oral health statewide. SMILEKits include a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss and can be requested by organizations that are providing oral health education to the underserved population.

HDS Foundation Scholarships

Apply for a Scholarship

The HDS Foundation established this scholarship in 2018 to support students pursuing a degree in dentistry or dental hygiene.

Oral Health Initiatives

HDS Foundation on HI Now



Kalihi keiki are getting free dental check-ups right at their school. With the support of the Hawaii Dental Service Foundation, Kokua Kalihi Valley (KKV) community health centers have expanded dental services to the underserved families in the community with a mobile screening vehicle. KKV’s dental clinic on wheels brings dental services to Kalihi schools to help students develop good oral care habits from an early age.