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: September 30, 2021

African-American Community Fund

The African-American Community Fund (AACF) accepts grant applications from qualified 501(c)(3) organizations in the Dayton/Greater Miami Valley area. 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.

» Download the fund criteria and application »



Deadline: October 4, 2021

The Robert and Helen Harmony Fund for Needy Children

This fund was established at The Dayton Foundation in 1993 by Robert and Helen Harmony for the purpose of providing quality camping opportunities for children in Montgomery, Greene, Clark, Darke, Miami, Preble, Butler or Warren counties in Ohio, who otherwise would not be able to attend camp because of financial need.

» 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.

» 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: 09.17.21

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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