Recent Discretionary Grants
In the first half of 2018, The Dayton Foundation awarded $24.3 million in grants from donor funds to charitable organizations in Greater Dayton and beyond. A portion of this amount was awarded through the Foundation’s discretionary grants program, made possible by donors who have provided unrestricted or lightly restricted funds. These funds enable the Foundation to act on opportunities for the community and address pressing needs throughout the region.
In June, the Foundation awarded $313,953 in discretionary grants that were approved by the Foundation’s Governing Board to assist Greater Dayton charities. Additionally, grants totaling $54,250 were awarded through the Foundation’s Greenlight Grants℠ program to benefit area nonprofits.
The Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions ($50,000) to assist in constructing a new facility to provide education, training and research on regenerative land use practices.
Five Rivers MetroParks Foundation ($50,000) to aid in kitchen renovations to better serve West Dayton students participating in the Adventure Central youth development program.
Miami Valley Community Action Partnership ($50,000) to assist in expanding services to help remove common barriers to employment and self-sufficiency.
Miami Valley Fair Housing Center ($50,000) to help sustain education and outreach programming.
Miami Valley Leadership Foundation ($25,000) to aid in expanding mentorship programming to 14 schools.
Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra ($13,953) to help purchase percussion instruments for this all-volunteer group.
Senior Resource Connection ($75,000) to help replace the commercial kitchen’s HVAC system to improve staff efficiency and better meet the needs of aging clients.
Greenlight Grant Awards
CA Group ($3,070) to purchase furniture for a new office located in Greenville.
Caesar’s Ford Theatre ($3,400) to assist in conducting a feasibility study to lead the development of an outdoor theatre.
Clothes That Work! ($6,680) to expand the out-of-season inventory storage.
The Conscious Connect Redevelopment ($7,500) to help fund book exchanges in Dayton.
Daybreak ($5,000) to grow private label baking under Lindy’s Bakery, which provides job training for homeless youth.
Dayton Sewing Collaborative ($6,300) to replace outdated equipment for workforce development training.
The Foodbank ($4,800), in partnership with the University of Dayton, to expand food production using aquaponics.
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greene County ($2,900) to replace mattresses and dining chairs in the homeless shelter.
Project READ ($3,600) to purchase bins for collecting donated books.
Reach Out of Montgomery County ($3,000), in partnership with the University of Dayton, to enhance physical therapy services for underserved populations.
Sunlight Village ($6,000) to help facilitate office renovations for a more user-friendly experience.
Wild Hearts African Farm ($2,000) to construct an educational site for sixth through eighth grade STEM programming. ❧
» Hampden W. and Erma R. Catterton Fund
» Francis Crosthwaite Fund
» Fresh Air Farm Society Trust Fund
» Fund for the Homeless
» James M. Hewitt Child Welfare Fund
» Kenneth O. Huntingdon Charitable Trust Fund
» Robert H. and Enis N. Kissinger Fund
» Jean E. Nicholas Fund
» Robert Patterson Memorial Fund
» Dr. and Mrs. Juan A. Paulet Fund
» The Robert and Jean Penny Endowment Fund
» Frederick and Louis N. Reibold Fund
» Hyde E. Ruble & Eleanor F. Ruble Fund
» Robert D. Shultz Memorial Fund
» Edith Slutzker Fund
» Frederick C. Smith Fund
» Wallace and Florence B. Stauffer Fund
» Kenneth R. and Jean K. Stegemiller Foundation
» The Straughen Fund
» Harry A. Toulmin, Jr., and Virginia B. Toulmin Fund
» Herman and Dorothy Worsham Fund
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