November 02, 2016

Seven Area Nonprofits Awarded Dayton Foundation Greenlight Grants

The Dayton Foundation has awarded 7 grants totaling $18,780 to area not-for-profits as part of its Greenlight Grants program. Greenlight Grants is a competitive funding program held quarterly for Greater Dayton nonprofits seeking quick, small grants for special projects, program expansions, capital improvements or capacity building. Grants are approved to promote efforts in the areas of arts and culture, health, education, human services, philanthropy and other community-building endeavors. Since the program launched earlier this year, a total of $78,557 in Greenlight Grants have been awarded to 28 local nonprofits.

Greenlight Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation ($2,100): help replace examination tables for the Samaritan Homeless Clinic.

Greater Dayton Union Cooperative Initiative ($5,000): assist with marketing efforts for a new cooperative grocery store.

Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton - Dayton Holocaust Resource Center ($1,380): update publications to expand educational outreach efforts.

National Society to Prevent Blindness ($2,700): assist with purchasing vision screening machines and training volunteers to conduct screenings.

Ohio Historical Society/National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center ($4,000): help create a hands-on learning program for Dayton Public Schools students.

The Women’s Club of Dayton Foundation ($1,500): help repair handicap accessible ramp.

Yellow Springs Senior Citizens ($2,100): assist in constructing an office for private consultations.

The deadline to submit an application for the next Greenlight Grant cycle is Thursday, December 1, 2016. Full eligibility requirements, guidelines and application are available at

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

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

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File date: 11.02.16


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

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