Lend a Helping Hand

On this page, individuals can find reputable charities or charitable funds to contribute to during times of tragedy or disaster. See the latest sources below.


Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund

Tornado Cleanup

The Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund was established in response to the devastation left in the wake of tornadoes that swept through Greater Dayton on May 27. The fund allows The Dayton Foundation to distribute funds to charitable organizations that are addressing long-term and immediate needs for our friends and neighbors affected by these storms, and assisting in rebuilding and recovery efforts in our region. One hundred percent of donations to the fund will be distributed to vetted nonprofit organizations that are helping others get back on their feet after catastrophic events, now and in the future.

Organizations that have received funding to date to assist with immediate relief and recovery:

  • Advocates for Basic Legal Equality ($25,000)
  • American Red Cross ($85,000)
  • Community Action Partnership ($125,000)
  • Good360 ($100,000)
  • St. Vincent de Paul ($136,000)
  • The Foodbank ($6,050)
  • The Salvation Army ($25,000)
  • » Give to support community relief and rebuilding efforts »


    Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund

    Gem City Shine

    Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund (DODTF) was established by The Dayton Foundation to accept charitable donations with the intent that the money raised would be distributed to the victims who were physically injured and the families of the victims whose lives were taken. The Dayton Foundation is paying all credit card fees for this fund. One hundred percent of donations to the fund will go to the families whose loved ones were taken and to the individuals most seriously injured.

    » Learn more about the protocol established for this fund »


    Memorial Fund for the Oregon District

    Memorial Fund for the Oregon District

    The City of Dayton has convened a committee and created the Memorial Fund for the Oregon District through The Dayton Foundation to explore the establishment of a permanent memorial to commemorate, honor and remember the victims of the Oregon District mass shooting.

    » Give to the Memorial Fund »


    HERE TO HELP

    Deanna Zikias

    Have a question about awarding a grant from your fund or finding a charity that meets your charitable interests? We can help.”  
    Deanna Zikias, director, Donor Services, (937) 225-9926

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