Summer 2017

Connections provides information about Foundation initiatives and new programs and continuing needs of local charities.

Listed within this issue are those organizations that received a discretionary grant during the last discretionary grant cycle. All of these organizations have been researched by our Grants Department, and a summary of their grant proposals is included. As you may see, for many of these requests, we were able to fund only to a certain level. The organizations may still have needs associated with their specified programs.

If you would like additional information about these programs, please feel free to contact the charities directly.


American Red Cross, Dayton Area Chapter | Emergency Response Vehicle
$150,000 Total Project Budget | $37,500 Granted

American Red Cross, Dayton Chapter

Funds will be used to help purchase a Next Generation Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) for use in local and national disaster responses. ERVs are essential to the delivery of nourishing meals, safe shelter, lifesaving casework and basic health services during a disaster. As the backbone of the organization’s disaster relief system, the ERV will enable the Red Cross to provide shelter, food and supplies to disaster relief clients, as well as support local programs and services for first responders and other safety programs.

Donate Now

Laura Shepherd, Major Gifts Officer, American Red Cross, Dayton Area Chapter, (937) 221-7521


Dayton Performing Arts Alliance | Creating a Model of Arts Education Integration
$170,000 Total Project Budget | $42,500 Granted

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is developing a ballet, opera and symphonic music cross-curricular program for K-12 classrooms to enhance academic content standards and strengthen educational programming for students in designated area schools. Funds will help launch the program, as well as hire a consultant to ensure the program meets academic standards, and the training materials for teachers and artists are thoughtfully tested and implemented.

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Paul Hefrich, President and CEO, Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, (937) 224-3521


Dayton Playhouse | Playhouse Auditorium Seating and Flooring Replacement
$279,000 Total Project Budget | $40,000 Granted

Dayton Playhouse

The Dayton Playhouse is a self-funded, volunteer community theatre organization that prides itself in providing low-cost, high-quality dramatic and musical theatre productions in Greater Dayton. Funds will be used to replace the theatre’s 32-year-old seating and flooring.

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Brian Sharp, Board Chair, Dayton Playhouse, (937) 776-7489


Five Rivers MetroParks | Dayton Riverfront Master Plan
$400,000 Total Project Budget | $50,000 Granted

Five Rivers MetroParks

The Dayton Riverfront Master Plan (DRMP) will improve the economic development, quality of life and public amenities for the Dayton region by identifying opportunities along downtown’s four waterways. The plan, led by a partnership of the City of Dayton, Downtown Dayton Partnership, Five Rivers MetroParks, Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, Miami Conservancy District, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission and Montgomery County, will propose high-quality open spaces and dynamic land uses along the riverfronts to stimulate economic development and give residents and visitors opportunities for recreation, fitness and vibrant lifestyles. Funds will be used to help hire a consultant to develop the plan.

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Rebecca Benna, Executive Director, Five Rivers MetroParks, (937) 275-7275


Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation | Mobile Crisis Intervention Team
$255,000 Total Project Budget | $16,500 Granted

Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation
Mobile Crisis Intervention Team

Funds will be used to help develop the Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCIT). MCIT aims to reduce drug-induced and self-inflicted deaths, increase referrals to mental illness and substance abuse treatment facilities and de-escalate mental health and substance abuse crisis situations in Dayton. The team will consist of a mental health crisis therapist and a crisis intervention-trained Dayton Police Department officer, who can effectively and appropriately intervene in a mental health and/or substance abuse crisis situation.

Donate Now

Christina Hull, Director of Development, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, (937) 256-4490

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File date: 08.15.17

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Janet and Don Grieshop

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