Calendar of Events

July 21, 2017

Discretionary Grant Letter of Intent Submission Deadline

The first step in the Foundation’s discretionary grant application process is to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) through our online LOI system. The LOI provides the Foundation with an overview of a not-for-profit organization’s funding request. If, after the Grants Committee has reviewed your organization’s LOI and determined that the project falls within our funding guidelines, you will be sent a full grant application.

Click here to access the Letter of Intent system. The next deadline for completed Letters of Intent is Friday, July 21, 2017.

June 1, 2017

Discretionary Grants Program Orientation

If your organization intends to apply for funding from The Dayton Foundation, we highly recommend that you attend the Foundation’s discretionary grants program orientation on Friday, June 1, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. This free, 90-minute session will help explain the Foundation’s grant process and funding guidelines. Click here to register.

September 13, 2017

Save the Date - Nonprofit Seminar

Join us for the nonprofit board leadership seminar, “Stepping Up Your Governance Game,” led by Dr. Cathy Trower, author of Govern More, Manage Less. This interactive session, which is co-sponsored by The Dayton Foundation and Aileron, will provide ideas and practical steps you can take to improve governance. The session will cover topics such as reasons why nonprofit boards underperform, obstacles to great governance, an overview of the “governance as leadership” framework and its application, and more.

Check back in July for more information and to register.

May - Affiliated Fund Events

May 2, 2017

Lives Changed: DECA Luncheon

For more information, contact Bethany Renner at (937) 251-8353.

May 5, 2017

Chuy's Cinco de Mayo to benefit the Fisher House at Dayton VA Fund

Click here for more information.

May 6, 2017

Miles for Mark 5K Walk/Run

For more information, contact Suzie Kreusch at (937) 361-6396 or (937) 648-7757. Click here to register.

May 6, 2017

7th Annual Moms 4 Miracles Golf Outing & Derby Day Party

For more information, contact Sallie Taylor at (937) 271-4120 or visit their Facebook page.

May 8, 2017

Scott Harman Memorial Golf Outing & Dinner

For more information, contact Jeanne Harman at (937) 241-7233. Click here to register.

May 13, 2017


For more information, contact Leigh Ann Fulford at (937) 304-6887 or (937) 294-3816. Click here to register.

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Jane Dunwoodie

“The arts inspire people and give them a way to express what is important to them. It’s reassurring to know that The Dayton Foundation has its ear to the ground and will have the flexibility to support the efforts with the greatest impact on the arts long after we're gone.” – Leona and Jane Dunwoodie, Dayton Foundation donors since 1999

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