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Grantee Spotlight: Coping with COVID-19 – A Q&A with Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

As communities continue to be hit by job losses and economic strain amid the COVID-19 crisis, local food banks become even more vital. The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation gave an unrestricted grant to Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services to help it meet increased demand during these unprecedented times. We spoke with Melanie Flood, […]

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Pride is more than parties

By Kevin Ryan June is Pride Month, thirty days set aside to celebrate the LGBTQ community through connection and visibility. Events across the globe usually dot the calendar as cities, nations and people of all backgrounds and beliefs memorialize and herald those who fought, and still fight today, sacrificing so dearly for the cause of […]

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Defining racism as a social determinant of health

By Kenzie Ferguson Race is often one of the most reliable predictors of life expectancy. African Americans face poorer health outcomes across the board. African Americans are more economically disadvantaged with disproportionately high rates of asthma, diabetes, hypertension, cancer and obesity. According to research done by sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois, in 1899 infant mortality was […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Coping with COVID – A Q&A with Meals on Wheels San Francisco

The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation has worked to make immediate funding available to California-based nonprofits working directly to help vulnerable populations in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Meals on Wheels San Francisco received an unrestricted grant from the Foundation to help meet increased demand amid the challenges of this new reality. We spoke […]

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Celebrating Military Appreciation Month by serving those who serve

By Kenzie Ferguson May is National Military Appreciation Month, an observance honoring the service of the United States Armed Forces and the important role they have played in shaping the history of our country. Multiple events recognizing military milestones happen in May, including Memorial Day. While we aren’t able to come together physically to celebrate […]

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Delta Dental Community Care Foundation goes in BIG to help the Big Apple

By Kenzie Ferguson Recently, the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation announced that we would be providing $2 million in relief funds specifically to organizations in New York state. We started off by making significant donations to New York health organizations and nonprofits we have partnerships with already. We knew that the road to recovery will […]

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The second front of COVID-19 – grantee spotlight: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

Most people think of the front line of the COVID-19 crisis as being hospitals and clinics. And while that is the front line for the battle against the virus, there is a second front: battling the food insecurity that the current economic instability has created. Many people across the nation, including in our backyard of […]

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Supporting our nonprofit partners during and after COVID-19

By Kevin Ryan The repercussions of COVID-19 and the associated economic effects will fundamentally change how we live, work, learn and interact for the foreseeable future. The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation understands that our collective weathering of the storm and recovery depends on the actions we take now. To serve the immediate and ongoing […]

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Serve your community without leaving home: virtual volunteering

By Kate Ross and Judy Smith April 19-25 is National Volunteer Week, a celebration of the collective impact of volunteers that improve our communities. Service is a core value at Delta Dental, and our goal is to connect employees to opportunities that reflect the diversity of our interests. In fact, we offer full-time employees up […]

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Resources available for nonprofits in the CARES Act stimulus bill

The COVID-19 pandemic has put incredible strain on our communities and the nonprofits at the frontline. The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation is committed to supporting organizations responding to the crisis. We recently announced that we are providing funding to aid in the response, and we want to make our partners and grantees aware of […]

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