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: Accepting Applications Until Further Notice

COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton

With the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and an increased strain on individuals and families in the Dayton Region, The Dayton Foundation and the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, along with a coalition of philanthropic, government and other individual partners, have joined together to establish the COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton.

Grants from the fund will complement the work of public health officials and expand the community’s capacity to respond and assist effectively and efficiently in the outbreak.

» Review the grant guidelines and steps to apply »

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.

» Click here to learn more »

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: 05.14.21


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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