Mission of Mercy Grants

The Patterson Foundation provides grants for state Mission of Mercy (MOM) events across the U.S. each year. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations classified as public charities by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

Application Deadline

  • Applications must be submitted at least 3 months in advance of the event, but not more than 8 months in advance.

Event Requirements

  • All treatment at the event must be provided free of charge without restrictions.
  • All grant funds must be used for the event as specified in the application.

Funding Restrictions

  • Grants cannot be used to purchase dental supplies or equipment.
  • Funding cannot be used for ADCF rental fees.
  • Organizations cannot receive more than one grant per event.

Review Process & Grant Amounts

  • Individual grant amounts range up to $5,000 depending on several factors including the number of patients to be served and results from prior events.
  • The Patterson Foundation will review grant applications for MOM events and make a decision within 30 days of receipt.
  • The Foundation will mail checks for approved MOM grants within 10 days of the decision date.

How to Apply

  • Create an account in our online grant application system and complete the Mission of Mercy Event grant application form.
  • Select one email address and password to be used for all applications.
  • We recommend that you use the email address of the person responsible for administration of the grant. The Patterson Foundation will send all communications to this email address.

Follow-up Report

  • You will be asked to complete a follow-up report within 60 days after the event.
  • To complete the report, simply log-in to our grant application system and find the draft follow-up report assigned to you. Click on the draft to complete and submit the final report.

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