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: August 28, 2017

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.

» 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: 07.31.17


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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