African-American Community Fund
The African-American Community Fund (AACF) began in 1992 under the leadership of Dayton Foundation emeritus Governing Board member and former chair John E. Moore and former member Lloyd E. Lewis, Jr. At that time, AACF served as an umbrella to more than a dozen funds earmarked to address specific needs within Greater Daytons African-American community.
Today AACF houses more than 100 current and deferred funds, benefiting a variety of important areas, including civic, economic, cultural, educational, religious and human service initiatives.Recognized as a national model for the promotion of philanthropy in the African-American community, the fund offers African-Americans an opportunity to create a permanent financial resource for generations to come.
2012-2013 Incentive ProgramTo help continue AACF’s growth and encourage the establishment of new funds, The Dayton Foundation awarded a $100,000 matching grant over two years. Gifts for all new endowed funds established through AACF will be matched up to 50 cents on the dollar, up to a certain dollar amount – and some restrictions will apply. Also, grant amounts awarded from new Charitable Checking AccountsSM will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a certain amount, in the donor’s name for the AACF discretionary fund.
For specific details, please contact Whitney Briggs, Development officer for The Dayton Foundation, at (937) 225-9948.
The African-American Community Fund celebrates 20 years of helping the African-American community. Read more in our spring 2012 issue of Good News here.
GrantmakingThe African-American Community Fund (AACF) accepts grant applications from qualified 501(c)(3) organizations in the Dayton/Miami Valley area. Grants are awarded once a year to a variety of organizations: from social services to mentoring and education, from health and wellness to the arts. Typical amounts awarded range from $500 to $1,000. The size and number of grants is determined by the amount of money available each year.
If you have questions about AACF's grant making process, please contact Allyson Johns at (937) 225-9953.
Board of TrusteesJessica Jenkins, president, Calvin Heard, vice president, Clarence E. Bowman, Jr., Robert Copeland, Carol Hinton, Dr. Willie Houston, Royce Johnson, John A. Lumpkin, Jr., Nan-C Moss, Sandra Mundy, Shirley Porter, Roane Smothers
Eugene Heflin, financial advisor to the board
To learn more about the African-American Community Fund, visit their website at www.aacfdayton.org.
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File date: 05-17-2012