(Oak Brook, IL) – June 28, 2021 – Today, the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) and Delta Dental Foundation of Illinois (DDILF) announce the creation of new health equity grant program to assist organizations working to improve the oral and overall health of children impacted by poverty. Both foundations are contributing approximately $2 million dollars each in order to support the new initiative. In total, grant allocations of up to $200,000 will be awarded to each organization and must be used within two years (up to $100,000 per year). Eligible organizations must work in Illinois communities where children may not be able to access quality, comprehensive oral health services as a result of systemic health and social inequities. 
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