Current Grant Opportunities
The following funds currently are accepting grant applications. For additional information about applying for a Dayton Foundation grant, or services available for local nonprofits, visit the For Not-for-Profits section.
Greenlight Grants are small, quick grants awarded to local, nonprofit organizations in need of funding for special projects, program expansions, capital improvements or capacity building. Greenlight Grants are not for ongoing operations.
Discretionary Grants - Letter of Intent
The Dayton Foundation awards grants to a full spectrum of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations - from social service to the arts to health and the environment - based upon worthy community efforts and the greatest community need. Generally grants are awarded to help launch new projects not addressed by existing organizations or to support special efforts of already-established not-for-profit organizations in the Dayton Region.
Greater Dayton Brain Health Foundation
Greater Dayton Brain Health Foundation accepts grant requests for projects that will enhance the recovery and well-being of people experiencing mental, addiction and/or dementia brain disorders.
Mark A. Kreusch Memorial Fund
The Mark A. Kreusch Memorial Fund accepts grant requests to enrich the lives of children by investing in programs, facilities and services that provide children the opportunities and resources to grow, learn and play in a safe and healthy environment.
The VISIONS Endowment Fund
The VISIONS Endowment Fund accepts grant requests from any teacher or staff member in the Vandalia-Butler City School System for a project or program benefiting students in a particular school or classroom.
See a full listing of Dayton Foundation funds that accept grant requests from not-for-profit organizations and learn how to apply on our Funds that Accept Grant Requests page.
Learn how to apply for a Dayton Foundation discretionary grant.
HERE TO HELP
“Have a question about our discretionary grants process or other resources for your nonprofit? Contact our Grants and Programs department.”– Michelle Brown, community engagement officer, (937) 225-9965