June 28, 2017

Area Nonprofits Receive $233K Through Dayton Foundation Grants Programs

In June, eleven Greater Dayton nonprofit organizations were awarded grants totaling $233,520 through The Dayton Foundation’s discretionary grants and Greenlight Grants programs.

Funding for these two competitive grants programs is made possible by donors who have provided unrestricted or lightly restricted funds to the Foundation to act on opportunities for the community and address pressing needs throughout the region. All 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.

Discretionary grants totaling $186,500 were awarded to the following organizations.

American Red Cross, Dayton Area Chapter ($37,500): to aid in purchasing an emergency response vehicle to provide food, shelter and supplies during local and national disasters.

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance ($42,500): to use ballet, opera and symphonic music to help develop a cross-curricular program that addresses academic standards for K-12 students.

Dayton Playhouse, Inc. ($40,000): to help replace this community theatre’s seating and flooring.

Five Rivers MetroParks ($50,000): to assist with the 20-year Dayton Riverfront Master Plan that will identify opportunities for recreational and economic development along downtown’s four waterways. Additional partners in the Plan include the City of Dayton, Downtown Dayton Partnership, Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, Miami Conservancy District, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission and Montgomery County.

Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation ($16,500): to help develop a Mobile Crisis Intervention Team to intervene during a mental health or substance abuse crisis situation.

The Foundation’s Greenlight Grants program launched in early 2016 to assist organizations seeking quick, small grants for special projects, program expansions, capital improvements or capacity building. Also awarded in June were Greenlight Grants totaling $29,400 to the following organizations.

Family Violence Prevention Center of Greene County ($2,000): to repair and replace the Center’s fire sprinkler heads.

Good Neighbor House ($5,000): to buy cold storage units for the food pantry.

Involvement Advocacy ($6,900): to purchase equipment for cutting heavyweight fabrics as part of the job training sewing collaborative.

Kids in New Directions ($4,000): to install a new heating and cooling system for the building and make improvements to the outdoor classroom.

Ohio Robotics, Inc. ($7,500): to purchase two 3D printers for students to build and test their creations during Xtreme Bot events.

Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development ($4,000): to buy musical instruments for an outdoor sensory garden.

For more information about grant opportunities available through The Dayton Foundation, visit www.daytonfoundation.org , or contact Michelle Brown, program officer, at (937) 225-9965 or mbrown@daytonfoundation.org.

Read more about Dayton Foundation grants at work in the community on our Grants in Action page.

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File date: 06.28.17


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 more than 3,500 donors and their charitable funds.” – Fred Setzer, Jr., donor and former Governing Board chair

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