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 to 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, 2022)

  • Nearly 24,000 grants totaling $67 million from all funds
  • $482.8 million in new contributions
  • $1.04 billion in assets
  • More than 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: 06.02.23


Mike Parks

“We can help you help others in the Dayton Region and beyond.” – Michael M. Parks, president

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