Addressing complex and upstream drivers of oral health disparities by investing strategically and providing collaborative, capacity-building support that leads to healthier communities.

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CareQuest Institute’s Unique Approach to Philanthropy

Philanthropy team members talk about how they work to improve the oral health of all — by promoting a "no wrong door" policy and investing in marginalized communities.

By the Numbers

  • 96 grants awarded in 37 states to support healthier communities
  • $13,253,873 grant dollars awarded
  • 20% of grantee organizations have 50% or more BIPOC leaders
  • 684 grant concepts received from applicants
  • 175 oral health advocates at the Oral Health Progress and Equity Network (OPEN) Annual Meeting

Community Partners

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A Voice for the Unheard: Improving Oral Health in Connecticut

The Connecticut Oral Health Initiative (COHI) team and partners discuss how support from CareQuest Institute and a growing network of like-minded organizations is improving oral health access, quality, and equity in the state.

Our 2023 Grantees

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