Nine national nonprofits selected based on need, community impact
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- (Business Wire)
The Patterson Foundation recently announced $166,034 in grant funding to
nine nonprofit organizations in the oral and animal health fields.
Patterson Foundation focuses its grants on programs that provide dental
care to disadvantaged communities and assistance dogs to veterans and
people with disabilities.
“The organizations selected demonstrate incredible dedication to
providing their communities with care, assistance and support,” said
George Henriques, Patterson Foundation President. “These groups align
with our mission to positively impact lives, and we are excited to help
them continue their important work.”
The nine organizations selected include:
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation
Dental Lifeline Network
Evansville Christian Life Center, Inc.
Free Clinic of Southwest Washington
Holland Free Health Clinic
Operation Grace Minnesota
Can Do Canines
Guide Dogs of America
Last year, Patterson Foundation gave more than $1.2 million in grants
and scholarships, resulting in 37,368 patients receiving oral health
care, and more than 25 assistance dogs being placed with veterans or
individuals with disabilities.
“The hard work and humbling generosity of these organizations impact
thousands of lives each year, and we are proud to be a part of their
stories,” Henriques said.
About the Patterson Foundation
Patterson Foundation is a
private grant-making foundation that awards higher education
scholarships to the children of Patterson Companies employees and
provides grant funding to nonprofit organizations. Its grants are
focused on programs that provide dental care to disadvantaged
communities and assistance dogs to veterans and people with disabilities.
The Patterson Foundation is funded primarily by current and former
employees of Patterson Companies Inc., a global leader connecting dental
and animal health customers in North America and the U.K. to the latest
products, technologies, services and innovative business solutions that
enable operational and professional success. Visit
pattersonfoundation.net for more information.
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CONTACT: George Henriques, Patterson Foundation President
Source: Patterson Foundation
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