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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.


The Oak Tree Corner Fund – 2002 will provide unrestricted operating revenue to this organization, which provides a supportive place where children grieving a death can share their experiences as they move through the healing process.

Oakwood Band Parents Association Fund – 2015 enriches the musical experience of Oakwood City Schools band students by supplying uniforms and other band enhancements that encourage continued participation in the program.

Oakwood High School Band Directors’ Endowment Fund (In Honor of Frederick R. Walker) – 2015 honors the memory of this longtime Oakwood High School band director and his successors by awarding funds to the current band director to meet band needs that cannot be met by the district or the Oakwood Band Parents Association.

The Oakwood Historical Society Fund – 2014 provides annual operating revenue to this nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the unique stories of Oakwood, Ohio.

The Oakwood Parks and Garden Fund – 1979 provides an endowment, established by the City of Oakwood with Robert S. Oelman in honor of his late brother Walter Oelman, a former mayor, to benefit municipal parks and gardens in Oakwood.

Oakwood Schools Foundation (OSF) Fund – 2007 enhances the excellence of Oakwood City Schools by providing additional educational opportunities for students. OSF funds innovative projects that extend above and beyond the district's normal operating budget and demonstrate partnership and collaborative efforts. OSF also administers and awards nine named scholarships annually.

Victoria J. and J. Michael O'Brien Fund – 1999 ensures financial support for charities that are of interest to the donors.

Barbara Nichols O'Hara Fund – 2014 carries out the charitable activities of the donor, Barbara O’Hara, a longtime Dayton resident and champion of many local philanthropic efforts.

Ohio Humanities Council Endowment Fund – 1996 yields annual unrestricted operating revenue for the Ohio Humanities Council.

Ohio Preservation Alliance Fund – 1995 was established to provide annual income to benefit historical preservation efforts throughout Ohio.

Ohio River Road Runner's Club Trust Fund – 2001 promotes health and fitness in the community by facilitating and providing support for running, jogging and fitness walking activities.

Marianna K. Oliver Fund – 2003 honors the memory of this former Oakwood resident and St. Paul Episcopal Church member by designating funds to Daybreak, Inc., in perpetuity.

The Opera Guild of Dayton Endowment and Remembrance Education Funds – 2000 provide annual revenue to support The Opera Guild of Dayton and its educational programs.

Optimist Club of Dayton - Northridge Fund – 1998 benefits youth activities of charitable organizations in the Northridge area of Montgomery County. Special emphasis is placed on post-secondary educational support of Northridge youth.

The Orosz Family Fund – 2020 furthers the charitable activities of the Orosz family.

Dave and Jill Oroszi Fund for Carillon Park – 2019 provides annual income for Dayton History, specifically designated for the Oroszi Transportation Archive at Carillon Park. 

Colleen O'Toole Memorial Scholarship Fund – 1992 provides a vehicle to remember a 25-year Dayton Power & Light Co. employee. The fund awards scholarships to AES Ohio (formerly DP&L) employees' children who meet scholarship qualifications and want to further their education.

Henry F. Otto Fund – 1996 was created from Henry Otto's estate, creating a charitable legacy to his career as an investment professional.

W. W. Owen Memorial Fund – 1990 perpetuates the memory of William Wendel Owen, a City Transit Co. executive. W. W. Owen's charitable interests in youth, public transportation and local history are considered by the fund's advisors when making distributions.

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.