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 Grant Cycle Four
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.
Del Mar Social Innovation Award for Older Adult Programming
Greater Dayton not-for-profit organizations that serve adults age 55 and older are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the fourth Del Mar Social Innovation Award for Older Adult Programming. This award, presented by a fund of The Dayton Foundation, will recognize the best innovations from nonprofits that demonstrate breakthrough thinking in helping to address issues facing older adults.
The Della B. Gardner Fund (Middletown Only)
The Della B. Gardner Fund of The Dayton Foundation provides grants for the care and aid of deserving seniors in need residing within the City of Middletown. The Dayton Foundation will issue an annual Request for Proposals to senior-serving organizations in the Middletown area, and will award up to $12,000.
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