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: February 11, 2022

Basic Human Needs Grants

The Dayton Foundation awards Basic Human Needs Grants to help your organization help people in need of basic necessities in Greater Dayton. Grants are awarded to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations - that focus on basic human needs such as food, shelter, healthcare, and clothing. The organizations we consider for support are located primarily in Montgomery, Miami (south), Greene, Preble and Warren (north) counties.

» Download the fund criteria and application »



Deadline: March 1, 2022

Greenlight Grants

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.

» Download the fund criteria and application »



Deadline: March 30, 2022

The Fund for Higher Education

The Dayton Foundation issues an RFP to area colleges and universities for projects that will increase the range of higher educational services to students in the region, or which offer the promise of substantially improving the quality of these services. Grants up to $12,000 will be awarded depending upon the earnings generated by the fund.

» Download the fund criteria and application »



Deadline: Rolling Application

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.

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Deadline: Rolling Application

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.

» Download the fund criteria and application »



Deadline: Rolling Application

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.

» Download the fund criteria and application »



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.

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File date: 01.12.22

HERE TO HELP

Tania Arseculeratne

“Have a question about our discretionary grants process or other resources for your nonprofit? Contact our Grants and Programs department.” Tania Arseculeratne, community engagement officer, (937) 225-9966

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