Current Grant Opportunities

The following funds currently are accepting grant applications. For additional information about applying for a Dayton Foundation grant, or services available for local nonprofits, visit the For Not-for-Profits section.

Deadline: April 16, 2018

Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative

The Dayton Foundation currently is seeking Requests for Proposals from organizations interested in hosting a Fellow to help advance an initiative addressing a community need.

» Review the RFP guidelines and steps to apply

Deadline: June 1, 2018

Greenlight Grant Cycle One

Greenlight Grants are small, quick grants awarded to local, nonprofit organizations in need of funding for special projects, program expansions, capital improvements or capacity building. Greenlight Grants are not for ongoing operations.

» Review the grant guidelines and steps to apply

Deadline: June 30, 2018

The Kuntz Foundation Fund

The Kuntz Foundation has contributed over $6 million to charitable organizations in the fields of education, religion, healthcare, civic and cultural affairs, and human services. The foundation will consider grant proposals with a local focus (Dayton Region) for special projects, typically with durations of one year, and faith-based projects with a Catholic emphasis.

» Review the grant guidelines and steps to apply

Learn how to apply for a Dayton Foundation discretionary grant.

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File date: 03.05.18


Michelle Brown

“Have a question about our discretionary grants process or other resources for your nonprofit? Contact our Grants and Programs department.” Michelle Brown, program officer, (937) 225-9965

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