Helping You Help Others Since 1921

The Dayton Foundation, the region's largest community foundation, has been helping you help others locally and around the world since 1921.

We provide unmatched services, resources, support and counsel to help individuals achieve their charitable giving goals; we assist other nonprofits by funding important initiatives and offering our expertise to help them operate more effectively; and we’re helping build a better community by identifying important issues and bringing together the people and organizations who can solve them.

Whether you are an individual, financial advisor, nonprofit organization or someone wanting to make a difference, The Dayton Foundation can help you help others. Here's how:

The Dayton Foundation at a Glance

(as of June 30, 2020)

  • more than 19,949 grants totaling $66 million from all funds
  • $73.6 million in new contributions
  • $652.7 million in assets
  • Nearly 4,000 funds

Read more about the Foundation’s facts and recent accomplishments.

Read about our donors and the work we do to help nonprofit organizations in our general newsletter, Good News. You also may read about the individuals helping our community in our donor stories.

Got a question? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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File date: 06.15.21


Virginia Toulmin

“I think the world of Mike Parks and the staff of The Dayton Foundation, and I know that they will use our fund’s charitable dollars wisely. I’m so glad to be doing this for the community that was so good to my husband, Harry, and me.” – Virginia B. Toulmin, who passed away in 2010 and who will be long remembered as a treasured Dayton Foundation donor

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