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Community Impact –
Environment & Animals

Protecting our natural environment is key to ensuring our physical and mental well-being, as well as safeguarding the ecosystems that support us.

The Dayton Foundation is actively involved in a number of efforts focused on conservation, environmental justice and sustainability.

Current Initiatives & Projects

Historical Initiatives & Projects 

Partners for the Environment

A component fund of The Dayton Foundation since 2009, Partners for the Environment is an alliance of environmental organizations, government and civic organizations, and public and private educational institutions. These organizations share a common goal of protecting, restoring, preserving and promoting the environmental and agricultural resources of the Great Miami River and Little Miami River watersheds in an 18-county region of southwest Ohio. Each year, Partners for the Environment hosts an annual environmental leaders cohort to develop the next generation of environmental professionals through mentoring and leadership development.

The Greater Dayton Conservation Fund

In 2006, a group of dedicated citizens, who recognized the importance of preserving our region’s natural resources, established The Greater Dayton Conservation Fund through The Dayton Foundation. This fund supports work that encourages collaboration and regional land conservation, as well as protects the integrity of our community’s natural environment. Specifically, grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations that work to safeguard our natural environment through education, restoration, scientific research and more.

To learn more about these funds

Contact Lucy Baker, donor relations officer, at (937) 225-9960.