The Dayton Foundation Approves Nearly $105,000 in Basic Human Needs Grants to Local Charities

The Dayton Foundation Governing Board has approved grants totaling $104,850 to 13 charitable organizations in Greater Dayton as part of the Foundation’s Basic Human Needs Grants process. These grants help nonprofit organizations that assist Greater Dayton individuals and families in need of basic necessities, such as food, shelter, clothing and healthcare. The following organizations recently were awarded grants.

Christ Child Society of Dayton, Inc. ($4,000) to purchase clothing vouchers to provide school clothes, coats and shoes for children in need.

Evangel Church of God - The Compass Food & Resource ($3,000) to supply toiletries and hygiene products to a growing population of families in need in East Dayton.

Friends of the House of the People, Inc. ($15,000) to renovate the first-floor kitchen and bathroom in a home that houses Rwandan refugees and asylum seekers.

Helping Our Families ($10,000) to provide afterschool tutoring to at-risk students through the Grandview Learning Lab.

Home Is The Foundation (HIT) ($5,000) to assist the Preble County Senior Home Repair program in renovating homes, enabling elderly residents to safely stay in their homes.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ($12,000) to provide food, housing, utilities and transportation assistance to blood cancer patients living in Montgomery, Miami, Greene and Preble counties.

McKinley United Methodist Church ($11,350) to provide more culturally accessible and relevant food options for resettled populations that use the Brinkley Food Pantry.

New Life Furniture Bank ($5,000) to furnish homes for families overcoming homelessness, extreme poverty or other devastating circumstances.

Our Lady of Mercy St. Vincent de Paul Conference ($10,000) to provide financial assistance to residents at high risk of becoming homeless.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton ($5,000) to provide transportation, toiletries, laundry supplies and meals to families who have children in the hospital.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace ($2,500) to build and deliver fully furnished, twin-sized beds to families with children ages 3 to 17, who are sleeping on the floor.

St. Ritas St. Paul Precious Blood - SVDP Conference ($10,000) to assist families in crisis with rent and utility payments.

The Westwood Right Incorporation ($12,000) to purchase and transform a dilapidated home in Dayton’s Westwood neighborhood into an affordable housing opportunity for local residents.

To apply for a Basic Human Needs Grant from The Dayton Foundation, please visit or or contact Karen Gruenberg, Community Engagement program officer, at (937) 225-9928.