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Become a Partner in Giving

Through the Partners in Giving program, Dayton Foundation Donor-Advised Fund holders can join together to make a collective impact on regional nonprofit programs and initiatives. You can be a part of this unique group that is supporting vital, current community needs.

If you’re a Donor-Advised Fund holder through The Dayton Foundation, you can become a Partner in Giving, joining with the Foundation to support local projects and initiatives in making an immediate difference in Greater Dayton.

Throughout the year, area not-for-profit organizations may apply for a grant from the Foundation’s discretionary pool of funds, which are made possible by donors who have entrusted us to award grants from their lightly restricted or unrestricted funds. Because the Foundation’s funding resources are limited, the Foundation’s grantmaking process is highly competitive. Many worthy proposals often go unfunded or are funded at a much smaller amount than requested.

To help fill the gap, the Foundation’s Partners in Giving review eligible grant requests, which are vetted by the Foundation’s volunteer Grants Committee. Many Partners choose to provide additional support through their individual funds. This way we can leverage additional resources to make a greater community impact. Partners’ grants may be made anonymously, if you so wish.

Since the Partners in Giving program was established in 2012, these generous and compassionate donors have contributed more than $1.22 million in grants to help worthy community efforts. Many of these fund holders may not have known about these efforts if not for the Foundation.

Join the Partners in Giving to Make a Greater Community Impact

If you’d like to learn more about joining this special group of Foundation donors, give Jill Koorndyk a call. Funding for projects in any grant cycle is completely voluntary, but a minimum grant amount of $500 is requested.