14 Greater Dayton Charities Receive $317,244 in Dayton Foundation Competitive Grant Awards

Since July 1, 2022, discretionary and Greenlight GrantsSMtotaling $317,244 were awarded by The Dayton Foundation’s volunteer Grants Committee and approved by the Foundation’s Governing Board to address emerging needs and opportunities in the region. These grants, made possible thanks to individuals who have established unrestricted or lightly restricted charitable funds, promoted efforts in the arts and culture, health, education, human services, philanthropy and other community building endeavors.

Discretionary grants totaling $280,244 were awarded to the following organizations.

Agape for Youth ($25,000) to expand the Bridging Hope and Futures program by including individualized case management services for foster youth and teens.

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance ($50,000) to extend the Q the Music afterschool string orchestra program in Northwest Dayton.

Dayton Playhouse ($30,000) to help replace the roof over the theatre and the storage facility that houses props and furniture.

Glen Helen Association ($75,000) to assist with the Campaign to Secure the Future of Glen Helen to reopen the preserve to the public and restart educational programs and ecological stewardship.

Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley ($25,244) to provide adaptive equipment scholarships for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

Miami Valley Child Development Centers ($75,000) to help construct a covered pavilion and drop-off canopy attached to the East Dayton facility.

The Foundation’s Greenlight Grants program assists organizations seeking quick, small grants for special projects, program expansions, capital improvements or capacity building. In recent months, $37,000 in Greenlight Grants was awarded to the following organizations.

Black Brothers and Black Sisters Involvement ($6,000) to support African cultural programming and drumming instruction to students in West, Northwest and Southwest Montgomery County.

Boy Scouts of America, Miami Valley Council ($6,000) to provide the Gem City Scouting program at Emerson Elementary School.

Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum ($5,000) to create STEM-focused interactive displays and educational programs for K-3 students.

Breast Wishes Foundation ($4,000) to fund its office relocation

League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area ($3,000) to help build the organization’s capacity by funding a strategic plan.

Mission of Mary Cooperative ($5,000) to replace the outdated water infrastructure so the organization may provide fresh, chemical-free produce to the community.

The Rubi Girls ($4,000) to aid in the organization’s basement water mitigation project.

The Woman’s Club of Dayton Foundation ($4,000) to replace necessary kitchen equipment and add an entrance security keypad.

More information about The Dayton Foundation and its competitive grants programs is available at daytonfoundation.org or by calling (937) 222-0410