April 17, 2020

COVID-19 Response Fund Awards 10 Additional Grants to Local Nonprofits

Total Dollars Awarded Exceed $610,000

The Dayton Foundation and United Way of the Greater Dayton Area (UWGDA) announced today grants awarded to 10 local nonprofits within the last week from the COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton. The grants, totaling $111,077, will assist the following organizations in their efforts to provide basic human needs to the region’s most vulnerable population.

Dayton Sewing Collaborative ($10,000): to aid in making face masks that will be given free of charge to healthcare and human services organizations.

El Puente Educational Center ($15,750): to assist in providing food to families in need.

Episcopal Retirement Services Affordable Living ($5,600): to aid in providing food to low-income elderly residents.

Kettering Backpack Program ($13,000): to help provide food to underserved residents in Kettering.

One Bistro ($6,810): to assist in offering curbside ‘Grab and Go’ meal boxes for Greene County residents in need.

South Community ($18,350): to aid with telehealth equipment to better serve clients.

United Church Homes ($10,000): to help provide food to senior citizens in need who reside at four local Trinity communities.

Widows Home of Dayton ($15,000): to assist in providing food to residents.

With God’s Grace ($7,567): to purchase supplemental, nonperishable food items and packing supplies.

Wright State University Foundation ($9,000): to aid in supplying food to students in need.

The COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton was established by The Dayton Foundation and United Way of the Greater Dayton Area (UWGDA), in partnership with philanthropic, government and education institutions. To date, 46 grants totaling $610,377 have been awarded from the COVID-19 Response Fund.

Nonprofit organizations that are helping individuals and families with immediate, basic needs, such as food, housing, mental health and safety, in response to COVID-19, are encouraged to apply for a grant at www.daytonfoundation.org or www.dayton-unitedway.org. Applications are being reviewed by the fund’s distribution committee on an ongoing basis.

Information about the ways to contribute to the fund, including online via credit card, is available at 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.

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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