Virginia Dental Association Foundation
3460 Mayland Court, Suite 110
Richmond VA 23233-1454
Mission Statement

The mission of the Virginia Dental Association Foundation (VDAF) is to provide access to dental care to underserved Virginians.

According to statistics reported by the Virginia Health Care Foundation, 3.8 million Virginians - roughly 46% of the population - have no dental insurance, and residents of 66 localities in the Commonwealth have no dental safety net provider. Medicaid, the program to cover health care costs for our lowest-income residents, does not provide dental services for adults (except in dire emergencies). Thousands of people across Virginia experience chronic pain, difficulty chewing, low self-esteem and other complications resulting from oral disease, simply because they lack basic resources such as dental insurance or personal finances to access comprehensive care.

At the VDAF, we are passionate about dental care and oral health because they profoundly affect the well-being and quality of life of individuals and communities. A well-documented body of research shows the link between overall health and oral health. Poor dental health is linked to conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and in extreme cases, malnutrition. It can also affect an individual's ability to secure and maintain employment. In the U.S. alone, employed adults lose more than 164 million hours of work each year due to dental disease or dental visits (National Institutes of Health, Spring 2003).

We can make a difference. Through our three nationally-recognized programs -- Donated Dental Services, Mission of Mercy, and Give Kids a Smile! -- volunteers provide dental services that not only benefit people in need of care, but also communities, employers and institutions that rely on a healthy population to be sustainable and successful.

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Video
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Tara Quinn
Board Chair Mr. Patrick W. Finnerty
Board Chair Company Affiliation PWF Consulting
Contact Information
Address 3460 Mayland Court, Suite 110
Richmond, VA 232331454
Telephone 804 523-2180
Fax 804 288-1880
E-mail quinn@vadental.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1998
Former Names
NameYear
Virginia Dental Health Foundation2009
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $2,279,765.00
Projected Expenses $2,296,765.00
Statements
Mission

The mission of the Virginia Dental Association Foundation (VDAF) is to provide access to dental care to underserved Virginians.

According to statistics reported by the Virginia Health Care Foundation, 3.8 million Virginians - roughly 46% of the population - have no dental insurance, and residents of 66 localities in the Commonwealth have no dental safety net provider. Medicaid, the program to cover health care costs for our lowest-income residents, does not provide dental services for adults (except in dire emergencies). Thousands of people across Virginia experience chronic pain, difficulty chewing, low self-esteem and other complications resulting from oral disease, simply because they lack basic resources such as dental insurance or personal finances to access comprehensive care.

At the VDAF, we are passionate about dental care and oral health because they profoundly affect the well-being and quality of life of individuals and communities. A well-documented body of research shows the link between overall health and oral health. Poor dental health is linked to conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and in extreme cases, malnutrition. It can also affect an individual's ability to secure and maintain employment. In the U.S. alone, employed adults lose more than 164 million hours of work each year due to dental disease or dental visits (National Institutes of Health, Spring 2003).

We can make a difference. Through our three nationally-recognized programs -- Donated Dental Services, Mission of Mercy, and Give Kids a Smile! -- volunteers provide dental services that not only benefit people in need of care, but also communities, employers and institutions that rely on a healthy population to be sustainable and successful.

Impact
By garnering the resources and goodwill of dental professionals and the community at large, the Virginia Dental Association Foundation makes a difference in the lives of over 7,500 people annually through our outreach programs.

With the support of generous donors and over 2,600 volunteers, 3,126 individuals received free dental care at six Mission of Mercy (MOM) projects in 2015, as well as an additional 267 senior citizens and adults with disabilities that received comprehensive, pro bono services through our Donated Dental Services (DDS) program. The total value of care delivered by these two programs alone topped $3.6 million in 2015. Also, several thousand children received free care provided at more than 30 Give Kids A Smile! events held across Virginia last year.

The VDAF Board of Directors hired its first executive director in 2013 to lead the Foundation as it implements new strategies to enhance and expand its programs in the coming year. The current strategic plan focuses on four core areas that are critical to long-term sustainability – capacity building, brand awareness & education, board development & governance, and programs & events. The successful implementation of strategies in these areas will enable us to significantly expand our already strong programs. Plans for 2017 include adding a new MOM project in York, VA that will serve approximately 500 Tidewater residents. We have also recently added a part-time program coordinator to serve the Richmond Region; and are improving Give Kids a Smile! participation by offering additional resources and reporting mechanisms for children's access events across the Commonwealth. 
Needs

The VDAF’s greatest needs for the upcoming year are:

  1. Volunteers with professional skills in marketing and graphic design to help execute our fundraising & brand awareness plan.
  2. New volunteer dentists, specialists, hygienists and dental assistants to "learn the ropes" and provide patient services through MOM, Donated Dental Services, and/or Give Kids a Smile. Our hope is that these volunteers will bring new energy and ideas and eventually become the next generation of leaders for dental outreach programs.
  3. A matching grant of $20,000 -- in honor of our 20th anniversary -- to encourage and increase giving from individual donors.
  4. Capital funds totaling $75,000 to replace and upgrade some of our well-used but worn out mobile dental equipment, some of which is nearly 15 years old and past its useful life. 
  5. A $5,000 sponsor to cover the administrative and supply costs of operating the Give Kids a Smile! program in Virginia in 2017. 

Background

Founded in 1996 as the charitable arm of the Virginia Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association Foundation garners the resources of dental professionals and the community at large to operate outreach programs that provide free, high-quality dental care for low-income, underserved and under-insured Virginians. The first program established by the Foundation in 1997 was Donated Dental Services, which coordinates comprehensive, pro bono dental care and lab services for senior citizens and adults with disabilities. In 2000, with an initial grant of $99,000 from the Virginia Health Care Foundation, the VDAF launched its Mission of Mercy program to provide free dental care to thousands of individuals annually through mobile dental clinics held in strategic locations across the State. Then, in 2003, the VDAF coordinated the American Dental Association's first Give Kids a Smile! children's dental access day held in Virginia and has continued the program ever since. The Foundation has enhanced these programs over the past decade, and following an intensive strategic planning process, it is now poised to expand these programs in order to improve the health and well-being of even more adults and children across the Commonwealth.

CEO Statement

Dental health affects all aspects of our lives – our general health, nutrition, and even employment. Oral diseases are among the most common health problems in the United States, and every day, thousands of Virginians suffer needlessly from periodontal disease and the pain, difficulty, and embarrassment it can cause. We are here to make a difference.

As the charitable arm of the Virginia Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association Foundation garners the resources, expertise and goodwill of member dentists and the community at large to operate outreach programs that provide free, high-quality dental care for low-income, underserved and under-insured Virginians. Our programs not only benefit those in need of dental care, but also the communities, employers and institutions in our State that rely on a healthy population to be sustainable and successful.

We invite you to be part of our vision in which all Virginians, regardless of income or insurance, enjoy good oral and overall health. By volunteering, making a financial gift, or providing in-kind resources, you can help us make a difference and make our vision a reality.

Board Chair Statement Caring for and serving those in need...I can't think of a higher calling or more meaningful way to share one's time, talents, and resources. On behalf of the VDAF Board of Directors, I want to express our deep and sincere appreciation to everyone who volunteered at a project and/or provided financial support over the past year. Your efforts and commitment to our cause truly are inspirational. Those of us on the Board feel a profound sense of duty to keep the VDAF and its programs moving forward and serving those in need. We are so thankful for every volunteer and every dollar that is donated in support of our programs. We pledge continued dedication to our mission and look forward to your ongoing support. 
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Statewide
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
Ashland
Chester
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
Dinwiddie County
Ettrick
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Hopewell, City
Matoaka
Petersburg, City
Powhatan County
Prince George County
Sussex County
Charles City County
Gloucester County
King and Queen County
Lancaster County
Louisa County
Mathews County
Middlesex County
New Kent County
Northumberland County
Charlottesville-Albermarle
Hampton Roads
Northern Neck
Northern Virginia
Shenandoah Valley
Southside Virginia
Southwest Virginia
Statewide
The programs of the VDAF operate in all areas of the state.  MOM projects are strategically placed in areas of high need, particularly in rural communities. However, people travel from all over, even from other states, to receive free dental care.  Donated Dental Services and Give Kids A Smile! serve residents statewide.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Patrick W. Finnerty
Company Affiliation PWF Consulting
Term Oct 2012 to Oct 2017
Email patrick@pwfconsulting.net
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dr. Anne C. Adams Retired Dentist
Mr. Nate Armistead VCU School of Dentistry
Mr. Nick Broccoli VCU School of Dentistry
Mr. Patrick W. Finnerty PWF Consulting
Dr. Wm. Graham Gardner Gardner Orthodontics
Mr. Will Harland Jr.Willam B. May, Jr., CPA, PC
Carol Hayes Virginia Creative Group
Dr. Ralph L. Howell Jr.R. L. Howell & Associates
Mr. Barry Isringhausen Cranemasters, Inc.
Dr. David C. Jones Dr. David Jones Orthodontics
Dr. David L. Jones McCorkle and Jones Orthodontics
Dr. Audra Jones Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Mr. David S. Lionberger Esq.Hirschler Fleischer
Mrs. Norma Roadcap Commonwealth of Virginia, Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services
Dr. Juan Rojas Heavenly Smiles Dentistry, PLLC
Mr. Robbie Schureman Henry Schein
Dr. Carlos Smith VCU School of Dentistry
Mr. Robert Walker Henry Schein
Dr. D. Omar Watson Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery
Dr. Edward J. Weisberg Edward J. Weisberg, DDS
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 15
Female 5
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 79
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 76
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Nominating
Executive
Finance
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Tara Quinn
Experience


Senior Staff
NameTitle
Ms. Julie Ericksen Program Manager, Donated Dental Services and Give Kids a Smile!
Ms. Tara Quinn Executive Director
Ms. Barbara Rollins Director of Logistics, Mission of Mercy Program
Staff
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 2600
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Mar 2016
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Collaborations
Organizations with which the VDAF collaborates include the Virginia Dental Association, Dental Lifeline Network, VCU School of Dentistry, Access Partnership, Northern Virginia Family Service, Bedford Christian Ministries, Virginia Health Care Foundation, Virginia Oral Health Coalition, Virginia Department of Health, St. Mary’s Health Wagon, and Remote Area Medical (RAM)
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Certificate of RecognitionCommonwealth of Virginia, Office of the Governor1997
CommendationVirginia Commonwealth University, School of Dentistry2002
House Joint Resolution 732, CommendationCommonwealth of Virginia, General Assembly2001
Certificate of RecognitionCommonwealth of Virginia, Office of the Governor2003
Certificate of RecognitionNational Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped2001
Governor's Volunteerism and Service AwardCommonwealth of Virginia2015
Programs
Description
Donated Dental Services (DDS) provides free, comprehensive dental care for some of Virginia's most vulnerable populations -- low-income seniors and adults with disabilities. Volunteer dentists donate care in their private offices to eligible residents in their communities. Labs donate necessary appliances such as dentures, crowns and bridge work, and even implants!  A network of 575 dentists and 145 labs work together to generate an average of more than $650,000 in free care annually. Operating in Virginia since 1997, the program is able to keep expenses very low since all dental services are donated. The value of care generated is more than six times the cost of operating the program. DDS is program that truly provides a high return on your charitable investment!
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Budget $67,356.00
Description

Each year, Virginia dentists provide free oral health care services to thousands of underserved children from across the Commonwealth through Give Kids a Smile! A program of the American Dental Association, Give Kids a Smile! focuses on offering oral health education to all children while providing free preventive and restorative care to children with limited means for securing dental services. In addition to helping children, Give Kids A Smile! highlights for policymakers the ongoing challenges that underserved children and children with disabilities face in accessing dental care. The Virginia Dental Association Foundation (VDAF) functions as an umbrella for the numerous charitable education, screening, prevention and comprehensive treatment programs held annually across our state, serving as a resource for events, aggregating the results of these endeavors, and effectively communicating them to stakeholders.

Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Budget $4,814.00
Description
An estimated one-in-five Virginians live in an underserved area for dental care, and roughly 46% have no dental insurance coverage. Many residents of our State -- particularly those that are low-income, under-insured, elderly or disabled -- are often left without any dental care to face pain, discomfort, and embarrassment. In response to the lack of access to care and the resulting poor oral health of thousands of Virginians, the VDAF operates the Mission of Mercy (MOM) program.
 
MOM projects are mobile dental clinics that bring help and hope to Virginians in need of free dental care. Up to eight clinics are held in strategic locations across the Commonwealth each year, serving over 4,000 people, primarily adults. Founded in 2000 by Dr. Terry Dickinson, the Virginia MOM program has completed 85 projects, served 59,000 patients, and provided over $38 million in care. Our MOM model has now been replicated in 26 other states and served as the inspiration for a national MOM program.
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Budget $1,152,672.00
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $2,279,765.00
Projected Expenses $2,296,765.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$110,137$102,500$39,080
Government Contributions$109,300$107,161$0
Federal------
State$97,346----
Local$10,000----
Unspecified$1,954$107,161--
Individual Contributions$157,076$157,612$285,617
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Investment Income, Net of Losses$591$9,780$19,499
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$1,800,264$955,939$1,111,965
Other$3,884$1,043$12,663
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$2,235,522$1,275,777$1,482,318
Administration Expense$83,289$51,501$41,803
Fundraising Expense$6,864$19,763$5,452
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.940.990.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses96%95%97%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%5%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$693,927$715,956$723,436
Current Assets$414,111$496,978$490,750
Long-Term Liabilities$85,288----
Current Liabilities$97,374$33,261$27,735
Total Net Assets$511,265$682,695$695,701
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.2514.9417.69
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets12%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 5/2016View
Comments
Foundation Comments
  • Revenue from "Individuals" may also include additional corporate support for the Missions of Mercy project
  • Form 990 and audit prepared by Harris, Hardy & Johnstone, P.C.
  • Financial information provided by audit