Foundation Grant Awards Support the Community

In fiscal year 2015-16, The Dayton Foundation and our donors awarded more than $44 million in grants and charitable distributions to support worthy causes in Greater Dayton and beyond. As of December 31, 2014, the Foundation surpassed three-quarters of a billion dollars in grants awarded since its inception in 1921. More than 290,000 grants totaling $756 million has been awarded from more than 3,300 Foundation funds to benefit a wide range of not-for-profit organizations and initiatives throughout the region and around the world. That says a great deal about our donors' commitment to making a difference for the future of this community.

Grantmaking Facts

  • In the most recent ranking of 800 community foundations nationwide, The Dayton Foundation ranked: 28th in the U.S. in grants (total dollars) made,
  • Growth in grants and charitable distributions from $4 million in 1980 to $44 million in the 2015-16 fiscal year,
  • Second among all community foundations nationwide in the number of charitable funds under management and third in the number of grants awarded - more than community foundations in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Grants by Major Purpose

Grants by Major Purpose

See a listing of the Foundation’s recent discretionary grant awards.

Click here for a complete listing of our Discretionary Grant Recipients.

How to apply for a grant will tell you more about The Dayton Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking program and assist not-for-profit organizations in the grant application process.

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File date: 04.28.17


Barbra Stonerock

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Barbra Stonerock, vice president, Community Engagement, (937) 225-9951

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