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.
The Dayton Foundation’s Discretionary Grant Cycle
We award 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. The programs we consider for discretionary support are located primarily in Montgomery, Miami, Greene, Darke, Preble and Warren (north) counties.
The African-American Community Fund 2018 Grant Cycle
The African-American Community Fund (AACF) awards grants for public charitable purposes to a variety of organizations: from social services to mentoring and education, from health & wellness to the arts.
The Allegro Fund
The Allegro Fund is dedicated to the memory of Hermene Louise Schwarz, a pioneer in performing arts education in Dayton. This fund provides grants for performing arts organizations to enrich the Dayton community through dance, theater and music. Priority will be given to organizations that show collaboration with other groups, projects that utilize residencies or guest artists and performances that engage the whole community. Requests for proposals will be issued in the summer, generally on a bi-annual basis.
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, program officer, (937) 225-9965