Vision

To give supported dentists, team members, support professionals and the communities they serve more reasons to smile through passionate, thoughtful and generous assistance.

Mission

To harness the generous and compassionate spirit of those connected to our support network through broad-based giving to charitable pillars, the heart of which is rooted in assisting supported dentists, team members and support professionals in their time of need.

Leadership

Heartland Dental Foundation Advisory Board is a committee of Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation that provides leadership and advisement over the Heartland Dental Foundation Funds.
Learn more about the Heartland Dental Foundation Advisory Board. 

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Economic Hardship Program

 

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Our Purpose

The Heartland Dental Foundation Economic Hardship Program helps Heartland Dental supported dentists, team members and support professionals who are experiencing economic hardship and are unable to afford housing, utilities and other basic living needs because of a qualified disaster, life-threatening illness or injury, death or other catastrophic or extreme circumstances beyond the employee’s control.

Who Is Eligible

All Heartland Dental employees, supported dentists and support professionals who are employed part-time or full-time for at least six (6) months prior to submitting this application AND have experienced a qualifying incident (see application for definitions) within 90 days of the date of application. In the case of death of the employee, then a spouse or eligible dependent may apply. An employee can only be approved for assistance once within a twelve-month period.

Download Our Economic Hardship Application or Apply Online

Testimonials

We love to share the success stories from the team members we have been able to help support in their time of need.

"Don't hesitate to reach out for help, this foundation is here to help when you run into situations that are just out of your control. We are family!" - Anonymous

"I had a heart attack and was out of work for 5 weeks. The grant allowed me to have peace of mind financially while I was out of work. Heartland is here to help you! If you are in need, reach out before you get in a sticky situation. There is so much more to life than having to stress over financials when there is a program set up to assist." - Anonymous

"So thankful and blessed for all that you all have done to help me and my children. You have no idea how much it means to us all." - Anonymous

Sheila Smith

Sheila Smith

A team member received help after a house fire took everything.

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Rachel Goulette Simmons

Rachel Goulette Simmons

Rachel and her family received support when her husband, Frank, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

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Nicole Prevratil

Nicole Prevratil

Nicole received help when her son was hospitalized for a rare skin condition.

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Danielle Flemming

Danielle Flemming

Danielle Flemming and her family received support during her battle against cancer.

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