Is My Organization Eligible for an Encore Fellow?
Please take a moment to review the following discretionary grant eligibility qualifications and guidelines to determine whether or not your organization is eligible to apply for a discretionary grant from The Dayton Foundation.
To be eligible for a grant, your organization must:
- be recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, according to the Internal Revenue Code, and be established for at least two years and have a track record of sustainability,
- benefit the citizens in the Greater Dayton Region, (Montgomery, Miami, Greene, Darke, Preble and Warren (north) counties),
- have a diversity/inclusion policy,
- demonstrate systemic collaboration, and
- address needs that are not met fully by existing organizational or community resources.
The Foundation gives priority to projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:
- provide for more efficient use of community resources, promote coordination, cooperation and sharing among organizations and reduce the duplication of services in our community;
- test or demonstrate new approaches and techniques for solving important community problems;
- promote volunteer participation and citizen involvement in community affairs; and
- strengthen not-for-profit agencies and institutions by reducing operating costs, increasing public financial support and/or improving internal management.
We generally do not award discretionary grants for:
In addition, multi-year commitments rarely are considered.
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