July 31, 2013

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

During the first half of 2013, The Dayton Foundation awarded more than $19.2 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 $735,000 in discretionary grants to assist the following organizations in helping Greater Dayton. This amount included a grant that will be announced at a later date.

Big Brothers Big Sisters ($25,000): To support improvements in third grade reading levels through community- and school-based mentoring programs.

CityWide Development Corporation ($25,000): To help create an urban redevelopment plan for neighborhood gateways in Old North Dayton.

Dayton Children’s ($30,000): To assist with the IMPACTS program, which rewards nurses for their commitment to the organization and professional achievements.

Dayton Ohio Habitat for Humanity ($50,000): To support the Home Begins Here Campaign to double the organization’s number of homeowners each year.

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance ($30,000): To assist with the production of Aida, featuring performers from the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.

East End Community Services Corporation ($25,000): To aid in expanding the Youth Center to better serve an increasing number of youth program participants.

Invent Now, Inc. ($20,000): To provide Camp Invention scholarships for up to 100 underserved youth.

Reach Out of Montgomery County ($10,000): To assist in training staff to utilize a new web-based Electronic Health Record system to provide continuity of care for patients.

Therapeutic Riding Institute, Inc. ($20,000): To assist in expanding services to include at-risk youth and military veterans.

The Dayton Foundation is the regional community foundation for Greater Dayton. Since 1921, the Foundation has helped people to help others, managing charitable funds that have provided over 225,000 grants totaling more than a half-billion dollars to nonprofits over its 92-year history.

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IN THEIR WORDS

Debbie Wright

“The Dayton Foundation has been wonderful to work with. Their communication with donors is strong, and they really care about our scholarship fund.” – Debbie Wright, Dayton Foundation donor since 2006

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