January 13, 2014

The Dayton Foundation Awards Grants to Help Local Not-For-Profits Help Others

During the second half of 2013, The Dayton Foundation awarded more than $23.4 million in grants from donor funds to a wide variety of charitable organizations in Greater Dayton and beyond. A portion of this amount was made through the Foundation’s discretionary grants program, which a number of donors have made possible by providing unrestricted or largely unrestricted funds to The Dayton Foundation to be able to act on opportunities for the community and address pressing needs throughout the region.

Discretionary grants are approved by the Foundation’s Governing Board to promote efforts in the areas of arts and culture, health, education, human services, philanthropy and other community-building endeavors in Greater Dayton. Recently the Foundation made $253,312 in discretionary grants to assist the following organizations in helping Greater Dayton.

4C for Children ($25,000): To help improve the quality of family childcare programs for application in Ohio’s Step Up to Quality rating system.

Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence ($9,812): To assist in upgrading the organization’s computer systems and purchasing a specialize database.

Clothes That Work ($35,000): To increase client serves by helping to build an education and training center and expand the resale boutique.

Daybreak ($15,000): To help grow the Street Outreach Program to better serve the growing number of youth living on the streets.

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company ($40,000): To assist with the production of three new dances in celebration of the company’s 45th anniversary year.

Elizabeth’s New Life Center ($7,500): To assist in updating the organization’s computer software and telephone system.

Friends of Aullwood ($16,000): To support the upgrade and replacement of Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm’s computer systems and constituent relationship management software.

Greater Dayton Public Television ($25,000): To help integrate computer systems between Dayton and Cincinnati facilities by upgrading the organization’s computer network.

Kettering Children’s Choir ($12,500): To support the production of the spring concert, Nature Sings, including choral music arrangements and orchestration.

Korean Veterans Memorial Board of the Miami Valley ($10,000): To assist in maintenance of Ohio’s only Korean War Veterans memorial.

Teach for America ($25,000): To expand educational opportunities at low-income schools by helping to recruit and train teachers for the Dayton Public Schools Teach for America program.

United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton ($7,500): To enhance comprehensive therapy programs for individuals with disabilities by purchasing a Universal Exercise Unit.

Urban League of Greater Cincinnati ($25,000): To better serve the needs of Miami Valley residents by developing a three- to five-year strategic plan for the Miami Valley Urban League.

^ top of page
File date: 9.19.14


Fred Setzer

“Few people understand The Dayton Foundation’s central role in numerous community efforts, including education, The Job Center, the Schuster Center and RiverScape, to name a few. The Dayton Region might look very different were it not for the Foundation and its nearly 3,000 donors and their charitable funds.” – Fred Setzer, Jr., donor and former Governing Board chair

  • foundation
  • foundation
  • foundation
  • foundation