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America's ToothFairy: National Childrens Oral Health Foundation

Because every child deserves a healthy smile!

aka America's ToothFairy   |   Charlotte, NC   |  www.americastoothfairy.org
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America's ToothFairy: National Childrens Oral Health Foundation

EIN: 20-3921574


Mission

As a resource provider, America's ToothFairy increases access to oral health care by supporting nonprofit clinics and community partners delivering education, prevention, and treatment services for under-served children. We work to ensure all children can access dental care and learn about oral health.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Ms. Jill Malmgren

Main address

4530 Park Road Suite 320

Charlotte, NC 28209 USA

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EIN

20-3921574

Subject area info

Dental care

Public health

Population served info

Children and youth

Low-income people

People with physical disabilities

People with intellectual disabilities

NTEE code info

Public Health Program (E70)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Pediatric dental disease, also known as tooth decay, affects more than 17 million children in the U.S.:
• 1 in 5 children have untreated tooth decay.
• 40% of children have dental cavities by the time they reach kindergarten.
• Dental problems are a leading cause of school absenteeism.
• Children with poor oral health are 3 times more likely to miss school as a result of dental pain.
• Every 15 seconds, someone visits a hospital emergency room for a dental condition.
• Dental care is the most common unmet health care need among children with special needs.

Left untreated, tooth decay can lead to a wide variety of health consequences for children including severe pain, life-threatening infections, malnutrition, insomnia and in some extreme cases the loss of a young life. Children and teens with decayed or broken teeth often experience anxiety, depression, impaired social development and bullying.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Dental Resource Program

Through the Dental Resource Program (DRP), America’s ToothFairy expands delivery of oral health services by providing an array of support to nonprofit and safety net dental clinics. Our goal is to decrease their operating costs and increase their capacity to provide services for children.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

In the Gap provides an opportunity for members of the America's ToothFairy Dental Resource Program to apply for funds to support the direct care of a child or teen in need of services not covered by insurance/Medicaid or for which the family is unable to pay.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Smile Drive is a national campaign held throughout the year and ending in February, National Chidlren's Dental Health Month. Its goal is to raise awareness of the importance of oral health and collect toothbrushes, toothpaste and other oral care products for children in need.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Each community has its own unique challenges when it comes to good oral health. Solutions that work in one region may not fix the issues in another. The Health Education Resources and Outreach Program (HERO) works to identify and address those specific issues at a local level. Our local Oral Health Action Heroes are essential to the success of our education programs nationwide.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

More than 12.5 million children in the U.S. have special healthcare needs and face additional challenges in maintaining oral health and accessing care. Our Special Kids Program supports education and services benefiting children with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with physical disabilities

Our Community Health Action Tools Program (CHAT) provides education resource kits for public health professionals and educators reaching at-risk communities with oral health education. Each kit is designed to address the unique needs of specific groups such as new or expectant mothers and elementary school children.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants
Children and youth
Young adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children who received dental health services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, People with disabilities

Related Program

Dental Resource Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

293,939 received dental care and/or oral health education through our support of nonprofit dental clinics across the country

Number of parents and caregivers who received dental health education through our program partners.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Caregivers, Parents

Related Program

Dental Resource Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

127,877 parents and caregivers received oral health education through the members of our Dental Resource Program.

Total dollar amount of oral health resources provided (grants, donated products, educational materials etc)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, People with disabilities

Related Program

Dental Resource Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

$2,250,675 distributed in grants, educational materials, donated products and equipment to nonprofit clinics and community partners serving children in need.

Number of dental care products distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Smile Drive

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

91,347 oral care products including toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, mouth rinse, etc. delivered to children in need.

Number of children who have access to education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

HERO

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total educated (children and caregivers) through program members, and HERO program resources such as community education kits and downloadable resources available on website.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

America's ToothFairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation was established in 2006 to address the silent epidemic of childhood tooth decay. Our mission is to increase access to oral health care by supporting nonprofit clinics and community partners delivering education, prevention, and treatment services for under-served children. America's ToothFairy divides our efforts into two main categories:

Prevention & Education Programs: Though dental disease is largely preventable in children, most oral health efforts focus on treatment, rather than prevention, creating an unhealthy dynamic where a child's dental health is overlooked or ignored until he or she is in severe pain or after more invasive and expensive treatment becomes necessary. America's ToothFairy promotes the prevention message and increases oral health literacy by providing comprehensive programming and educational resources to organizations and individuals reaching children and families in need.

Access to Care Programs: While the Affordable Care Act expands dental benefits for children, it does not address critical access to care issues caused by the loss of school-based dental education programs, state budget cuts, low reimbursement rates preventing providers from accepting Medicaid patients, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA), and the overall lack of Medicaid dollars for dental care. Due to limited or no access to oral health care, children from impoverished families and some minority groups are disproportionally affected and experience much higher rates of tooth decay. America's ToothFairy expands access to dental care by acting as a comprehensive resource provider for nonprofit dental clinics providing preventive services and restorative treatment for underserved children and youth.

Since its inception in 2006, America's ToothFairy has provided more than $22 million in donated dental products and equipment, educational materials, financial grants, and programming to nonprofit dental clinics and community partners. Over 10.4 million children and caregivers have received oral health services through the programs and clinics we support. Since 2014, more than 2 million oral care products have been distributed to families in need thanks to our corporate partners and volunteers participating in our Smile Drive campaign.

• Expand access to dental care for underserved children
• Supply nonprofit/safety net clinics and dental providers with essential resources including educational materials, donated products and equipment, financial grants, and community engagement programs to expand their capacity to treat more children
• Provide educational materials to community partners to increase oral health literacy among families
• Elevate overall awareness about oral health among our constituents

As a resource provider, America's ToothFairy increases access to oral health care by supporting nonprofit clinics and community partners delivering education, prevention, and treatment services for underserved children. We are uniquely positioned to address this problem due to: 1) a core competency in training and equipping community stakeholders, no matter their dental background as oral health educators and advocates; 2) a focus on disease prevention, helping families and communities avoid the high physical and financial cost of untreated decay; 3) optimization of resources and avoiding duplication of efforts by collaborating with organizations already serving children in need; and 4) distribution of oral health education curriculum and materials approved by leading health professionals and refined over years of implementation and testing.

Since 2006:
• 11,305,296 children and caregivers have received oral health services through programs and clinics we support.
• More than $16 million in dental products and equipment have been distributed to safety-net clinics serving children in need.
• More than $2.45 million in financial grants have been awarded to support the delivery of dental care and education for vulnerable youth and their caregivers

In FY 2020:
• Our National Mobile Care Initiative provided critical resources and support to mobile dental clinics providing services for 174,283 children.
• 64,409 children received sealants through our National Sealant Initiative.
• 162,484 children received fluoride varnish through our National Varnish Initiative.
• 114,289 children received screenings with our National Screening Initiative.
• $12,970 in urgent care was paid for through our In the Gap program.
• More than 600,000 learned how to prevent tooth decay through our HERO education program.
• Even in the midst of a pandemic, 81,500 dental hygiene products were distributed to families in need through our Smile Drive program.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

54.97

Average of 43.70 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

4.7

Average of 6.7 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

14%

Average of 18% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

America's ToothFairy: National Childrens Oral Health Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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America's ToothFairy: National Childrens Oral Health Foundation

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of America's ToothFairy: National Childrens Oral Health Foundation’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$97,594 $10,085 $182,904 $142,669 $35,047
As % of expenses -5.8% 0.5% 14.6% 13.0% 1.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$97,594 $10,085 $182,904 $141,501 $30,496
As % of expenses -5.8% 0.5% 14.6% 12.8% 1.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,308,774 $1,690,721 $1,334,962 $1,236,275 $2,682,895
Total revenue, % change over prior year -38.2% 29.2% -21.0% -7.4% 117.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 5.3% 4.4% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 94.7% 95.6% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,692,810 $1,862,070 $1,256,613 $1,101,060 $2,727,313
Total expenses, % change over prior year -34.0% 10.0% -32.5% -12.4% 147.7%
Personnel 21.5% 19.5% 24.9% 28.0% 11.6%
Professional fees 9.1% 1.5% 2.3% 8.6% 2.8%
Occupancy 2.8% 1.6% 2.1% 2.4% 0.9%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 55.0% 72.3% 62.1% 44.6% 79.1%
All other expenses 11.7% 5.0% 8.5% 16.4% 5.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,692,810 $1,862,070 $1,256,613 $1,102,228 $2,731,864
One month of savings $141,068 $155,173 $104,718 $91,755 $227,276
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $16,456 $54,382 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $8,823 $6,311
Total full costs (estimated) $1,833,878 $2,017,243 $1,377,787 $1,257,188 $2,965,451

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 7.4 6.3 10.0 12.3 4.7
Months of cash and investments 7.4 6.3 10.0 12.3 4.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 5.1 4.7 8.7 11.3 4.7
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $1,042,569 $982,935 $1,050,221 $1,125,713 $1,075,576
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $30,000 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $8,823 $15,134
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 13.2% 37.8%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.8% 8.4% 6.5% 1.4% 1.8%
Unrestricted net assets $714,579 $724,664 $907,568 $1,049,069 $1,079,565
Temporarily restricted net assets $372,909 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $372,909 $191,474 $86,919 $79,465 $0
Total net assets $1,087,488 $916,138 $994,487 $1,128,534 $1,079,565

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Ms. Jill Malmgren

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

America's ToothFairy: National Childrens Oral Health Foundation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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America's ToothFairy: National Childrens Oral Health Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Ms. Ann Bruck

3M Oral Care

Term: 2018 - 2023

Cherilyn G Sheets

Sheets, Paquette & Wu Dental Practices

Paul Guggenheim

Patterson Dental Supply, Inc.

Gordon Christensen

Practical Clinical Courses (PCC)

Paul Mondock

Septodont

Dick Sanders

TSC EcoSolutions LLC

Jill Malmgren

America's ToothFairy

Tegwyn Brickhouse

Virginia Commonwealth University

Dan Colby

Colby CoVentures

Julie Paulsen

Align Technology, Inc.

Cherie Le Penske

Armor Dental

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/27/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data