June 25, 2014

The Dayton Foundation Awards Grants to Help Local Not-For-Profits Help Others

During the first half of 2014, The Dayton Foundation awarded more than $21 million in grants from donor funds to a wide variety of charitable organizations in Greater Dayton and beyond. A portion of this amount was made through the Foundation’s discretionary grants program, which a number of donors have made possible by providing unrestricted or largely unrestricted funds to The Dayton Foundation to be able to act on opportunities for the community and address pressing needs throughout the region.

Discretionary grants are approved by the Foundation’s Governing Board to promote efforts in the areas of arts and culture, health, education, human services, philanthropy and other community-building endeavors in Greater Dayton. Recently the Foundation made $528,125 in discretionary grants to assist the following organizations in helping Greater Dayton. This amount included a grant that will be announced at a later date.

4-H Camp Clifton ($15,000): To assist in renovating the dining hall that serves more than 3,000 youth from seven counties each year.

AIDS Resource Center Ohio ($75,000): To help equip and promote the new ARC Ohio Dayton Medical Center and Pharmacy that provides coordinated healthcare to patients.

Dayton Crayons to Classrooms ($50,000): To assist in relocating its operations into a larger facility, with increased warehouse and retail space, to better serve more teachers with students in need.

Engineers Club of Dayton Foundation ($25,000): To support renovations to the Club’s historic building located in downtown Dayton.

The First Tee of the Greater Miami Valley ($10,000): To help promote healthy choices for at-risk Montgomery County youth by teaching them the game of golf, including etiquette, interpersonal communications and self-management skills.

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio ($28,125): To support a high-quality, hands-on program for girls to experiment and explore real-life careers in engineering and other STEM-related fields.

Good Neighbor House ($12,500): To better serve an increasing number of patients with chronic health issues and their families by expanding the Special Dietary Needs Program.

Homefull ($25,000): To aid in upgrading technology and software systems to provide more efficient and effective client care.

The Human Race Theatre Company ($12,500): To help expand educational programming and performance opportunities by updating the Caryl D. Philips Creativity Center.

Learn how you can make a greater impact with your giving through our Partners in Giving Program.

Read more about Dayton Foundation grants at work in the community on our Grants in Action page.

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File date: 10.2.14


Debbie Wright

“The Dayton Foundation has been wonderful to work with. Their communication with doors is strong, and they really care about our scholarship fund.”–Debbie Wright, Dayton Foundation donor since 2006

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