To help address the long-term viability of our region’s nonprofit organizations, The Dayton Foundation launched the Nonprofit Alliances Support Program in 2009. Through the Program, nonprofits explore and develop new, more efficient ways to structure their organizations through partnerships, alliances and mergers.
Collaborations to Date
- AIDS Resource Center Ohio – a merger of Ohio’s two largest AIDS service organizations (AIDS Resource Center Ohio and Columbus AIDS Task Force)
- Dayton History – a merger of Carillon Historical Park and the Montgomery County Historical Society
- Dayton Performing Arts Alliance – a first-in-the-nation merger of three metropolitan performing arts organizations (Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic)
- YMCA of Greater Dayton REACH Center of Greene County – a collaborative recreational, educational, activity, community and health center made possible by Central State University, the City of Xenia, Clark State University, Kettering Health Network, Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center and the YMCA
Through a competitive grants process, nonprofit organizations are accepted into the Program and receive one-on-one support, including informational sessions for board and staff, and individual meetings with a consultant. The consultant will help the organization explore ways and create a roadmap to ally with their chosen organization for increased efficiency and effectiveness.