November 10, 2011

Foundation Ranked Among Top U.S. Nonprofit Organizations

The Dayton Foundation has made The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Philanthropy 400 list of organizations with the highest levels of private support received in 2010. The Chronicle each year ranks the nation’s top 400 nonprofits of the approximately 1.5 million not-for-profit organizations of all types in the country, based upon new contributions. The Dayton Foundation ranked 279th out of the top 400 charities of all types in the United States in terms of 2010 contributions.

The Dayton Foundation ranked higher than such organizations as the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.

This is the 8th year in the last 10 years that The Dayton Foundation has made this list. Only one other year, in 2003, did The Dayton Foundation rank this high.

"Despite challenging economic times, the generosity of people in the Greater Dayton community once again has come through to help strengthen our community and help others," said Michael M. Parks, president of The Dayton Foundation. "In 2010, the Foundation received a tremendous boost from legacy gifts, in particular the $3.9-million legacy gift from Edward and Esther Kohnle and the unprecedented $26.4-million legacy gift from Virginia Bernthal Toulmin. New contributions in 2010 overall were up $64 million in total, putting The Dayton Foundation near the top of the Chronicle’s nonprofits list. This says a great deal about this community, which is relatively smaller in size, compared to the other communities represented in the Philanthropy 400 list."

Earlier this year, CF Insights announced the yearly rankings of community foundations. The Dayton Foundations was ranked 19th in the country out of more than 700 community foundations nationwide in new gifts received in 2010. It was ranked 30th in grants paid and 38th in market value of assets.

The Dayton Foundation is the regional community foundation for Greater Dayton. Since 1921, the Foundation has helped people to help others. The Dayton Foundation has helped caring individuals to establish and manage charitable funds and be part of the Foundation’s 90-year history of awarding to nonprofits over 225,000 grants totaling more than a half-billion dollars. Through the Foundation, these donors have supported the building of a stronger community through philanthropy and leadership.


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Carol Hinton

“Because my family has been blessed in many ways, I want to teach my children how to use our blessings to touch the lives of others.” – Carol Hinton, donor, on the Edward Taft, Jr., and Carol J. Hinton Family Fund

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