April 04, 2020

Total Grants Awarded From COVID-19 Response Fund Total Almost $500,000 to Assist Area Nonprofits

Total Contributions to the Fund Nears $1 Million

Grants awarded from the COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton, established by The Dayton Foundation, United Way of the Greater Dayton Area (UWGDA) and a coalition of philanthropic, government and education organizations, now total $499,300 with the announcement today of the fund’s second week of grant awards.

For the week of March 30, 16 grants totaling $129,800 were awarded to the following local not-for-profit organizations.

18th Parallel Relief ($2,500): to aid in providing food and hygiene items for senior citizens in Greene County.

American Red Cross ($10,000): ) to promote the importance of blood donations.

Bellbrook Presbyterian Church ($2,500): to help purchase food for families in need.

Brigid’s Path ($15,000): to provide supplies to vulnerable mothers and babies.

Common Good for Preble County ($10,000): to assist in providing food and hygiene products for families in need.

Daybreak, Inc. ($10,000): to help provide emergency assistance for youth.

Gem City Gives ($1,000): to support the Diaper Bank for children in need.

Interfaith Hospitality Network ($15,000): to provide basic needs to families that are homeless or those at risk of homelessness.

Kids in New Directions ($3,000): to help assist families with various resources.

Needy Basket of Southern Miami County, Inc. ($7,500): to distribute food to families in need.

Shoes 4 the Shoeless($3,300): to assist in purchasing hygiene items to include in supplement food boxes.

Sinclair Community College Foundation ($10,000): to aid in providing emergency assistance for students in need.

St. Paul Methodist Church ($6,000): to provide hygiene items and other supplies to families in need.

St. Rita, St. Paul, Precious Blood and St. Vincent de Paul Conference ($15,000): to assist Northwest Dayton families in need.

Xenia Adult Recreation Center ($11,000): to aid with home-delivered meals for senior citizens.

Xenia Fish Pantry ($8,000): ) to provide emergency food supplies to families in Greene County.

The COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton was established on March 16, 2020, to provide emergency assistance to nonprofit organizations supporting immediate, basic human needs to individuals and families, particularly the most vulnerable populations. Contributions to the fund now total $962,000, however more will be needed in the weeks and months ahead.

To contribute to the fund, including online via credit card, please visit www.daytonfoundation.org. The Dayton Foundation is paying all credit card processing fees and waiving administration fees so that 100 percent of donations go to charity.

Nonprofits are encouraged to apply for a grant at www.daytonfoundation.org or www.dayton-unitedway.org. Applications are being reviewed on an ongoing basis by an impartial distribution committee.

Please note that The Dayton Foundation is operational during this time, however all staff are working remotely at the present time.

UWGDA’s HelpLink 211 also is available 24 hours a day for individuals needing information about community resources, basic needs assistance and other social services.

About The Dayton Foundation:
The Dayton Foundation is the regional community foundation for Greater Dayton. Since its establishment in 1921, the Foundation has helped people to help others, managing more than 3,900 charitable funds that have provided more than $970 million in grants to nonprofits locally and nationwide. More information about The Dayton Foundation is available at www.daytonfoundation.org or follow the Foundation on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

About United Way of the Greater Dayton Area:
United Way of the Greater Dayton Area (UWGDA) supports local health and human service programs and initiatives that serve Montgomery, Greene and Preble counties. For over 100 years, UWGDA has been ensuring that the Dayton community has the tools needed to lead healthy and financially stable lives. Learn more at https://dayton-unitedway.org/ or call (937) 225-3001.

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File date: 04.03.20

Mike Parks

“We have shown time and time again over the past 10 months that we are a resilient and caring community, and all of our support and generosity is needed during this crisis. No gift is too small.”– Michael M. Parks, president of The Dayton Foundation

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