Apply for a Grant

The HDS Foundation was established in 1986 by Hawaii Dental Service to improve the oral health of Hawaii’s communities. Grants are distributed twice a year to local non-profit organizations for programs and projects that provide oral health education, prevent oral disease, and increase access to dental care for underserved populations.



We welcome your oral health-related proposal and appreciate your organization’s efforts in supporting our community.



2017 Grant Recipients


Hamakua Health Center

For the re-opening of the Tooth Bus to provide services to underserved children in the North Hawaii region.


Hawaii Children's Action Network

Oral screenings for 2,700 Head Start and Early Head Start keiki. Will also provide oral health education and referral services for children with untreated tooth decay.


Kalihi-Palama Health Center

To improve access to care for pregnant women and WIC clients, oral screenings for students at Kaiulani and Likelike Elementary schools and oral health education at community fairs.


Lanai Community Health Center

Funding for dental equipment and dental outreach at school and community events.


Shriners Hospital for Children - Honolulu

For a part-time Community Dental Health Coordinator to schedule and coordinate all dental under sedation cases.


University of the Pacific

Third year of funding for the Virtual Dental Home system of care. Expansion of the demonstration project to Maui and inclusion of an elder population in a nursing home environment.


West Hawaii Community Health Center

For expansion of dental services in Waikoloa. The new dental clinic will have six operatories and service both children and adults.