Category: ‘Supporters’

Thank you, Community Foundation of Howard County

February 26, 2015 Posted by admin

The Community Foundation of Howard County raises, manages, and distributes funds to support nonprofits in Howard County, Maryland.  The Foundation invests in programs that support a vibrant community and improve the quality of life in Howard County, including local arts programs and cultural activities, educational and environmental programs, and health and human services programs.

The Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped was recently awarded $4,671 from the Community Foundation of Howard County. The funds will be used to restore the dental health of medically fragile Howard County citizens who are disabled and lack financial resources.

Changing Lives through Rotary Smiles

October 23, 2014 Posted by admin

The Rotary Club of Frederick has teamed with MFDH to create Rotary Smiles, an initiative to address urgent dental needs in Frederick County, Maryland.

There are few places in Frederick where needy residents can receive discounted or free dental care. Many residents who do not have dental insurance or adequate income often end up in hospital emergency rooms.

RR Club of Frederick3The Rotary Club of Frederick is working to improve the lives of Frederick residents.

RCF strongly believes that good oral health helps create healthy lifestyles. It wants to change local lives through Rotary Smiles.

Through generous grants from the Rotary Club of Frederick, Donated Dental Services is providing dental care at no cost to Frederick adults who are disabled by injury or illness, verifiably unable to pay for dental care, and in need of substantial dental treatment. Residents are treated in private dental practices in Frederick County.

Since Rotary Smiles began in 2013, RCF’s efforts have provided over $159,000 of free dental care to needy Frederick citizens.

“It’s been a great pairing of the Rotary Club and Donated Dental Services,” said Lilian Marsh, MFDH Executive Director. “Together we’ve had a life-altering impact on the people we have served. We can accomplish much when we use our hearts to see the suffering of others.”

Visit to learn more about Rotary Smiles.

Thank You, QHF

August 28, 2014 Posted by admin

QualityHealthThe Quality Health Foundation awarded $40,000 to MFDH’s Donated Dental Services. This generous award will enable approximately 600 DDS patients to receive free dental care worth about $1.2 million. For every dollar invested in the program, DDS patients receive $6 in donated dental services.

QHF is the mission arm of the Quality Health Strategies, a group of companies with more than 40 years of experience in conducting and evaluating health care quality improvement initiatives. QHF’s mission is to improve the health status of individuals and communities. Visit QHF at

Thank you, QHF, for your continued support!