Spring 2017

Recent Discretionary Grants

In the second half of 2016, The Dayton Foundation awarded nearly $25 million in grants from donor funds to a wide variety of 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 December, the Foundation awarded $1.06 million in discretionary grants that were approved by the Foundation’s Governing Board to assist Greater Dayton charities. This amount includes a grant that will be announced at a later date. Additionally, grants totaling $37,780 were awarded in September and December through the Foundation’s Greenlight Grants program to benefit area nonprofits.

The Dayton Art Institute ($75,000) to assist with facility renovations as part of the museum’s Centennial Campaign in 2019.

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company ($40,000) to aid strategic marketing and advertising campaigns leading up to the company’s 50th anniversary in 2018.

Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton ($150,000) to help support the building of a new amphitheater in downtown Dayton that will host free, family-friendly concerts.

Greater Dayton Public Television ($10,000) to assist in renovating a meeting space to host gatherings by local nonprofits and conduct remote meetings.

House of Bread

House of Bread ($50,000) to help with facility renovations and expansions to better serve the growing number of individuals and families in need.

Humane Society of Greater Dayton ($15,000) to support a capital campaign to increase the capacity of the adoption center and create a spay and neuter clinic, among other services.

Mary Scott Nursing Center, Inc. ($75,000) to help fund facility renovations, including fire-code-compliance upgrades, roof-support system repairs, technology upgrades and programming expansions.

SICSA ($15,000) to support the building of a new facility with added veterinary services, kenneling options and other services.

Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services ($25,000) to aid in constructing a new facility for mental health, addiction, recovery, public health and other support services in Miami County.

Victoria Theatre Association ($40,000) to help in building a state-of-the-art creative space for classes, performances, programming and rental by other arts organizations.

Victory Project ($16,000) to assist with facility renovations that will expand program opportunities for young men.

Woodland Arboretum Foundation ($50,000) to support the restoration and preservation of the historic, Tiffany-designed chapel, administration building, front gate and other significant structures.

Greenlight Grant Awards

Bach Society of Dayton ($2,000) to help collaborate with downtown small businesses to provide unconventional spaces for monthly concerts.

Blue Star Mothers of America ($2,500) to help upgrade their website and provide an online donation option.

Dare to Defy Productions ($2,000) to help purchase microphones for better sound quality.

Friends of Aullwood

Friends of Aullwood ($1,500) to construct a moveable chicken coop.

Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation ($2,100) to help replace examination tables for the Samaritan Homeless Clinic.

Greater Dayton Union Cooperative Initiative ($5,000) to assist with marketing efforts for a new cooperative grocery store.

Historical Society of Vandalia Butler ($4,500) to help relocate the first log cabin built in Butler Township to the Historical Society’s property.

Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton - Dayton Holocaust Resource Center ($1,380) to update publications to expand educational outreach efforts.

Miamisburg Community Foundation ($1,000) to help purchase a cargo trailer to assist with a neighborhood enhancement project.

National Society to Prevent Blindness ($2,700) to assist with purchasing vision screening machines and training volunteers to conduct screenings.

Ohio Historical Society/ National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center ($4,000) to help create a hands-on learning program for Dayton Public Schools students.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton ($1,000) to assist in producing a promotional video for recruiting volunteers and donors.

Senior Resource Connection ($4,500) to purchase new food warmers to deliver hot meals to elderly and disabled individuals.

The Women’s Club of Dayton Foundation ($1,500) to help repair a handicap-accessible ramp.

Yellow Springs Senior Center ($2,100) to assist in constructing an office for private consultations.

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File date: 3.20.17
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