October 2, 2017

Area Nonprofits Invited to Apply for Fourth $100,000 Del Mar Social Innovation Award for Older Adult Programming

The Dayton Foundation is requesting Letters of Intent (LOI) for the fourth Del Mar Social Innovation Award for Older Adult Programming. This award is presented by the DMH-Fund of The Dayton Foundation and recognizes the best innovations from Greater Dayton not-for-profit organizations that demonstrate breakthrough thinking in helping to address issues facing older adults. One or more organizations may be selected to receive the Del Mar Award and share the maximum grant amount of $100,000. The deadline to submit a completed LOI is Friday, January 12, 2018.

All 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofits with programs serving adults ages 55 and older in Greater Dayton are eligible to apply. Organizations with LOIs that meet the funding guidelines will be notified to submit a full award application. The award recipient(s) will be announced on Friday, March 23, 2018.

Since its establishment in 2010, the DMH-Fund has invested more than $2.7 million in grants to Dayton-area nonprofits serving the needs of older adults, including $909,772 in Social Innovation Awards to 11 nonprofits in the last 3 years.

Additional information about the Del Mar Social Innovation Award, including the LOI form, is available on The Dayton Foundation’s website at www.daytonfoundation.org/award.html or or by contacting Aiyana Marcus, program officer, at (937) 225-9964 or , or amarcus@daytonfoundation.org.

About Del Mar Healthcare/DMH-Dayton, Inc.

DMH-Dayton, Inc., is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit whose charitable purpose is to meet the housing, health and financial security needs of older adults. DMH-Dayton is part of the Del Mar Healthcare family of companies. In 1996, Del Mar began providing housing and healthcare services through the ownership and operation of facilities serving senior citizens. To the extent these activities generate surpluses, Del Mar’s board has decided to invest these funds, not only in their own facilities, but into programs serving seniors in the communities they serve. This includes grants in Dayton, Ohio, and San Diego, California.

About The Dayton Foundation

The Dayton Foundation is the regional community foundation for Greater Dayton. Since its establishment in 1921, the Foundation has helped people to help others, managing more than 3,500 charitable funds that have provided over $867 million in grants to nonprofits locally and nationwide. Ranked among the top 5 percent of all community foundations in the nation for total assets, The Dayton Foundation is second among them in the number of charitable funds and third in the number of grants awarded. More information about The Dayton Foundation is available at www.daytonfoundation.org or follow the Foundation on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Download the LOI for the fourth Del Mar Social Innovation Award for Older Adult Programming.

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File date: 10.02.17


Aiyana Marcus

“Have a question about the Del Mar Social Innovation Award or other resources for your nonprofit? Contact our Grants and Programs department.”
Aiyana Marcus, program officer, (937) 225-9964

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