Serve a Smile
2017 Delta Dental of Minnesota Serve a Smile Grant Program
Minnesota Alliance With Youth and Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation is pleased to announce the 14th annual Serve a Smile grant program in collaboration with the Minnesota chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).
Serve a Smile is based on the belief that when creative and resourceful youth are given an opportunity to participate in public service initiatives with their family, friends, and school and community leaders, they can contribute in meaningful ways to help solve pressing issues and improve their community.
Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation is dedicating over $20,000 for grants of up to $2,500 each to support youth-led service projects that address an important health or oral health issue in their community. These grants will be awarded to schools and youth-serving organizations in Minnesota, and will provide young people with essential start-up funds as they envision ways to create healthier schools and communities.
SERVE A SMILE GUIDELINES AND FAQ’s
WHO CAN APPLY?
Any youth affiliated with a youth-serving organization in Minnesota who designs and leads a service or service-learning project around a health related issue which benefits their community is eligible to apply. Organizations may include: local chapters of school groups/clubs, community-based organizations or scouting groups.
WHAT IS THE GRANT TIMELINE?
December 2016 Announcement of Serve a Smile grant opportunity
February 3, 2017 Grant applications are due to Minnesota Alliance With Youth via electronic application
February 2017 Grant Recipients Selected
April – May 2017 SAS Project Implementation
June 2017 Serve a Smile projects conclude and evaluations due
Project planning can begin on or before the grant deadline. The actual service project must occur after the Serve a Smile grant announcements are made in February.
HOW DO I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION?
1. Applications are submitted electronically using this link and must be received by Friday, February 3, 2017. For your convenience, the application questions can be found in the Overview and Guidelines document. These can be answered in a word doc and then cut and pasted into the online application.
2. FCCLA applicants must send a copy of your completed application (saved as a Word document) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please review the Serve a Smile 2017 Overview and Guidelines before applying.
Questions can be directed to Julie Muklebust at email@example.com or 651.528.8561.
2016 Serve a smile Grantees
A.I. Jedlick Middle School, Proctor, MN – Healthy Eating for Teens
Badger FCCLA, Badger, MN – Importance of Play
Christ the King School, Browerville, MN – Happy, Healthy Smiles
East Union Elementary School, Carver, MN – Get Active!
Family Pathways, North Branch, MN – Brightening Mora’s Smiles
Fergus Falls Public Schools, Fergus Falls, MN – Make A Difference in Oral Health
Fulda FCCLA Chapter, Fulda, MN – Put the GLO in Your Health
Gage Elementary School, Rochester, MN – Gator Chompers
Minneapolis American Indian Center, Minneapolis, MN – Sustained Living through Culture
Harbor City International School, Duluth, MN – A Dental Health Deluge in Duluth
Harriet Bishop Elementary School, Savage, MN – Smarter Smiles
Hinckley-Finlayson High School, Hinckley, MN – Toothbrush Backpack Program
Intermediate District 287, Plymouth, MN – Healthy Eating
Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton FCCLA, Janesville, MN – Healthy Smile, Healthy You!!
Kelliher FCCLA, Kelliher, MN – Teeth are Terrific
Lester Prairie School, Lester Prairie, MN – Amazing Smiles
Minnesota Internship Center High School, Minneapolis, MN – Dental Health Awareness Week
Northfield Healthy Community Initiative, Northfield, MN – The Viking Terrace Park Project
Olson Middle School, Minneapolis, MN – Co-Create
Paladin Career & Technical High School, Blaine, MN – Be You: Healthy Hygiene and Nutrition for Teens
Reach for Resources, INC., Minnetonka, MN – Spring Into Wellness
Soaring Eagles 4-H Club, Scandia, MN – Healthy Food for a Healthy Mouth
Southwest Metro Educational Cooperative, Shakopee, MN – Preserving Healthy Smiles
Spring Lake Park High School FCCLA, Spring Lake Park, MN – Marvels to the Rescue!
TORCH Program, Northfield, MN – TORCH Girl’s Group
Tri-City United Le-Center K-8 School, Le Center, MN – TCU Health Awareness Day
University YMCA, Minneapolis, MN – Smile! You’re on Camera
Vermilion Country School, Tower, MN – Use and Abuse of Oral Health
Voyageurs Expeditionary School, Bemidji, MN – Locally Grown
Women’s Initiative for Self-Empowerment (WISE) – What is Oral Health?
Worthington FCCLA, Worthington, MN – Brush, Book, and Bedtime