Updated: Feb 7
Lightship Capital is proud to announce a first-of-its-kind initiative that will provide residents in underserved communities access to affordable dental care, while giving a minority dentist the opportunity to operate a $150,000 Ford Transit mobile dental office.
“We’ve worked with the teams at Ford Motor Company Fund, Delta Dental and Kare Mobile in realizing this project, and are thrilled to be part of such a significant contribution to inclusive dental care and minority wealth building through entrepreneurship.” Says Candice Brackeen, Executive Director of Lightship Foundation. “We recognized fairly quickly that the work Dr. Kwane is doing with his mobile dentistry outfit is super important, and worthy of all of the support we could leverage. So grateful to the teams at Ford Fund and Delta Dental for sharing our vision and joining us on our mission to democratize access to networks, funding and services for underrepresented communities and entrepreneurs.”
See details in the Ford Motor Company official announcement here
About Kare Mobile
Kare Mobile offers concierge, mobile dentistry through its network of dentist and hygienist licensees across the United States. Our affordable startup program helps new practices launch affordably and quickly, and our robust dental support services help to ensure they operate efficiently and profitably. Most importantly, Kare Mobile patients receive comprehensive, safe, and ultra-convenient treatment. We are not only disrupting the dental industry but are also improving access to dental care for millions of Americans! www.kare.mobi
About Lightship Foundation
Lightship Foundation works to find and fund remarkable tech driven businesses led by underrepresented founders. With a focus on developing ecosystems across the US which are typically overlooked by traditional programming, we guide founders through our platforms, supporting them with education, content, meaningful network access and investment.
About Ford Motor Company Fund
As the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, Ford Fund's mission is to strengthen communities and help make people's lives better. Working with dealers and nonprofit partners in more than 50 countries,Ford Fund provides access to opportunities and resources that help people reach their full potential.Since 1949, Ford Fund has invested more than $2 billion in programs that support education, promote safe driving, enrich community life and encourage employee volunteering. For more information, visit www.fordfund.org or join us at @FordFund on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Delta Dental of Michigan
Delta Dental of Michigan and its affiliates in Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, New Mexico, North Carolina,Ohio and Tennessee collectively are among the largest dental plan administrators in the nation. In 2019, the enterprise paid out nearly $4 billion for dental care for more than 14 million members. Offices are located in Okemos and Farmington Hills, Mich.; Sherwood and Little Rock, Ark.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Louisville, Ky.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.; Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati,Ohio; and Nashville, Knoxville and Memphis, Tenn.