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.




Deadline: June 30, 2017

The Kuntz Foundation Fund

Since its inception in 1946, the Kuntz Foundation has contributed over $6 million to charitable organizations in the fields of education, religion, healthcare, civic and cultural affairs, and human services. The foundation will consider grant proposals with a local focus (Dayton Region) for special projects, typically with durations of one year, and faith-based projects with a Catholic emphasis. All grants are one-time awards, unless otherwise stipulated. Grants for individuals will not be considered. Applying organizations must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grant proposals must be received by June 30 of a given year.

» Review the grant guidelines and steps to apply.



Deadline: June 30, 2017

The Greater Dayton Conservation Fund

The Greater Dayton Conservation Fund supports conservation initiatives and programs that work to preserve Greater Dayton’s natural resources.

» Review the grant guidelines and steps to apply.



Deadline: 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.

» Review the grant guidelines and steps to apply.



Deadline: July 31, 2017

African-American Community Fund 2017 Grant Cycle

The African-American Community Fund (AACF) is now accepting grant applications for the 2017 grant cycle from qualified 501(c)(3) organizations in the Dayton/Greater Miami Valley area. The 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.

Typically amounts awarded are between $500 - $1,000. To commemorate its 25th Anniversary, the fund will award approximately $15,000 in grants for 2017.

» Review the grant guidelines and steps to apply.



Deadline: September 1, 2017

Greenlight Grant Cycle Three

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.

» Review the grant guidelines and steps to apply.



Learn how to apply for a Dayton Foundation discretionary grant.

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File date: 06.20.17

HERE TO HELP

Michelle Brown

“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

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