Asian-Indian Community Fund

Let The Dayton Foundation’s charitable giving experts help enhance your family’s culture of philanthropy, while providing a lasting legacy for future generations.

The Asian-Indian Community Fund of The Dayton Foundation serves as an umbrella to charitable funds that facilitate the giving interests of Greater Dayton's Asian-Indian community. AICF offers Asian-Indians an opportunity to establish individual, named funds that, when positioned together under AICF, make a larger philanthropic impact in the Greater Dayton region. Each fund within AICF is independent, allowing you to recommend how contributions to your fund are distributed.

Through AICF and the marketing efforts of The Dayton Foundation, you also have an opportunity to receive greater recognition for your charitable contributions, or you may choose to remain anonymous. The Foundation regularly shares the stories of its donors and the impact of their funds in Foundation publications, website and other media.

Benefits to Opening a Fund Under the Asian-Indian Community Fund


  • Streamline your giving, whether locally, nationally or internationally
  • Time charitable gifts for greatest tax benefit
  • Eliminate capital gains on donated stock
  • Personalize your fund name or remain anonymous
  • Eliminate the need for multiple receipts at tax time
  • Award grants online
  • Free or minimal fees
  • Create a fund now or as part of an estate plan


Charitable Fund Options

  • Charitable Checking AccountSM Service: a free, donor-advised option for primarily short-term charitable giving
  • Endowed and Non-Endowed Funds: Donor-Advised, Donor-Designated, Scholarship, Field-of-Interest and Community Impact Endowment (unrestricted)
  • Private Foundation Alternatives: Family Foundation PlusSM, a first-in-the-nation service that offers many of the advantages of a private foundation, without the expense or administrative hassle

Scholarships are a great way to help our next generation. Thanks to the African-American Community Fund of The Dayton Foundation, we’re able to influence and provide a means for future nurses in our community who may not otherwise have the financial resources to go to college. Hopefully, our scholarship recipients will make an impact on someone else’s life, just as I have been able to do throughout my career.

Marquetta Colbert, MS, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Colbert Family Health & Wellness

With The Dayton Foundation maintaining our fund and handling the administrative aspects, we can focus our time and energy on building community relationships and encouraging our employees to be more involved in our RELX Cares program.

Brett Bogan
Senior Director of Security Operations for RELX, LexisNexis’s parent company

We have partnered with The Dayton Foundation for many years. They make sure that our donations make the most impact in the lives of our fellow citizens and the community as a whole. HEAPY is building a sustainable and resilient future for our community and our clients, but we still need the help of our friends at The Dayton Foundation.

Mark Brumfield
Senior Principal and CEO, HEAPY Engineering

Want to open a fund?

To open a fund under the Asian-Indian Community Fund, visit our Types of Funds page.