Our Endowed Funds

Since 1921, The Dayton Foundation has been helping donors and organizations help others and our community through endowed funds that preserve our donors’ charitable purposes, today and after their lifetimes.

Note: Due to the large size of this listing, it has been broken into multiple pages. Click on this pull-down menu to select the part of the alphabetical listing you wish to view.


Iams Junior Showmanship Fund – 2002 awards scholarships to students who have competed in the Junior Showmanship Competition at the AKC/EUKANUBA American Dog Classic, co-presented by the Iams Company.

Institute for Livable and Equitable Communities Fund – 2022 facilitates collaborative effort and community engagement to launch programs and transform systems in the Miami Valley that contribute to a region where all people can thrive. The Institute strives to improve livability and equity across the regional community. 

David C. Imber Endowment For Teaching Excellence Fund – 2021 promotes excellence in teaching by awarding grants to improve the quality of education, in addition to attracting and keeping great teachers at Archbishop Alter High School.  

Harry H. and Hilda M. Imboden Fund – 1995 provides funding to be used for the unrestricted purposes of the Foundation. Harry Imboden was the director of the Downtown Dayton Association until 1985; Hilda Imboden was active in downtown Dayton activities, especially the Holiday Festival.

Mr. and Mrs. Don R. Ireland Family Funds – 1985 honors the charitable giving legacy of Daytonians Don and Beth Ireland and members of their family by supporting various charitable endeavors. 

The Ireland Mission Fund – 2013 awards grants to Southminster Presbyterian Church for ministry programs to reduce poverty, improve education, expand Christian outreach, end inequality and promote diversity. Former Dayton Foundation Governing Board Chair Ellen Ireland and her husband, D. Jeffrey Ireland, Esq., established the fund.

Jennie A. Irie Scholarship Fund – 1993 provides college scholarships to members of 4-H and Oakland Presbyterian Church, Springfield. Born in 1893, Jennie Irie was a member of the first 4-H Club in America. She established this fund on the eve of her 101st birthday.

The ISUS Legacy Endowment Fund – 2004 will support the mission of Improved Solutions for Urban Systems, which encourages job training, high school education, leadership development and community service programs for at-risk youth.

While the size and purpose of each fund is different, our donors share the same goal – to make a difference.

Customize Your Charitable Fund Today

Our development team will work with you and your financial or legal advisor to customize a plan that will enhance your charitable goals and offer you significant tax advantages.