Minnesota Alliance with Youth

Serve a Smile

Minnesota Alliance With Youth and Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation are pleased to announce the 13th annual Serve a Smile mini-grant program. Through the generosity of Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, over $25,000 in mini-grant funding will be made available to Minnesota youth-led service/service-learning projects that address important oral health or health issues. Mini-grant awards of up to $1000 will support youth affiliated with schools and youth-serving community organizations in Minnesota, offering young people essential funds as they envision ways to create healthier schools and communities.


The proposal deadline for the 2016 Serve a Smile grants has passed.  Check back soon for a list of winners! 

For more information contact Annie Himmelsteib at ahimmelsteib@mnyouth.net.

In 2015, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, in collaboration with Minnesota Alliance With Youth and Minnesota FCCLA, awarded more than $30,000 in annual youth service grants and in-kind dental hygiene supplies to 39 sites in 29 communities. These competitive grants are awarded through Delta Dental’s Serve a Smile grant program to support youth-led service projects that address important oral health and overall health issues. The program provides young people with funds to create healthier schools and communities.







2015 Serve a smile Grantees

A.I. Jedlicka Middle School, Proctor MN- Eating Healthy For Teens

Badger FCCLA, Badger MN- Healthy Meal

Battle Creek Middle School, St. Paul MN- The Better Self

Boys & Girls Club of Rochester, Rochester MN- SMART Girls

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland, Duluth MN- Health on a Budget

Boys & Girls Club of the Leech Lake Area, Cass Lake MN- Cavity-Free Zone

Dawson 8th Grade FACS Class, Dawson MN- Food & Floss (Healthy Snacks & Good Oral Hygiene)

Emma Norton Services: Emma’s Place, Maplewood MN- Emma’s Place Dental Care Helpers

Family Pathways, North Branch MN- Making North Branch Sparkle

Fridley Middle School, Minneapolis MN- Oral Health Presentation for Young Adolescents

Fred Wells Tennis and Education Center, St. Paul MN- Freds for Food

Fulda FCCLA Chapter, Fulda MN- Countdown to Good Health – 5, 4, 3, …

Guadalupe Alternative Programs, West St. Paul MN- School Health Fair and Blood Drive

Harbor City International School, Duluth MN- See a Smile, Share a Smile

Harriet Bishop Elementary School, Savage MN- Healthy Smiles

High School For Recording Arts, St. Paul MN- 410 PLEDGE

Kasson-Mantorville FCCLA, Kasson MN- Nothin’ but the Tooth

Kids First- A Program of ISD 544 Community Education, Fergus Falls MN- Make a Difference in Oral Health in the Early Years

Kerkhoven Murdock High School, Kerkhoven MN- Smart Choices for a Healthy Community

Lincoln Park Middle School, Duluth MN- Healthy Wildcats

Lucy Craft Laney, Minneapolis MN- Get Active Event

Minneapolis American Indian Center, Minneapolis MN- Back to Our Roots!

Morris Area FCCLA, Morris MN- Health = Good Life

Northern Lights Community School, Warba MN-NLCS Health Expo

Northfield Public Schools, Northfield MN- Healthy Families

Princeton School District 477, Princeton MN- We Care Kits

Proctor Secondary Schools, Proctor MN- Hygiene Kits

Project for Pride in Living – MERC High School, Minneapolis MN- Building Health Awareness Among Low-Income Youth and Families

Promise Neighborhood, Saint Cloud MN- Health and Health Resource Fair 2015

REACH Lester Prairie, Lester Prairie MN- Smile Makers

Something Cool, Inc., McGregor MN- Hall Around

Spring Lake Park FCCLA, Spring Lake Park MN- Toy Story: Healthy Teeth or You’ll Be Sorry

St. Clair FCCLA – Peer Ed Team, Roseville MN- Lights! Camera! Action! Health Snacks – Health Choices

Voyageurs Expeditionary School, Bemidji MN- I Care Kits for the Homeless

Washburn High School, Minneapolis MN- Millers Mentor

Wellstone International High School, Minneapolis MN- Beautiful Smiles

White Bear Area YMCA, White Bear Lake MN- Operation Toothbrush

Worthington FCCLA, Worthington MN- Cavity Monsters

Youth Hope Rising, Minnetonka MN- Keep Smiling Project