Foundation / Corporation
The Dayton Foundation
10/04/19 Postmarked by Midnight or Hand-delivered by 4:00 PM
Grants ranging from $7,500 to $75,000 to Ohio nonprofit organizations for programs and projects in the Greater Dayton area that address a wide range of community needs. A letter of inquiry is required prior to submission of a full application. The programs considered for discretionary support are located primarily in Montgomery, Miami, Greene, Darke, Preble, and Warren (north) counties.
The Dayton Foundation awards grants to help organizations help others in Greater Dayton. Grants for public charitable purposes are awarded to a full spectrum of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations - from social services and the arts to health and the environment - based upon worthy community efforts and the greatest community need.
Three types of grants are generally funded:
Capacity-Building Grants: To provide for more efficient use of community resources, promote coordination, cooperation and sharing among organizations and reduce the duplication of services in the community. To strengthen not-for-profit agencies and institutions by reducing operating costs, increasing public financial support and improving internal management. To help build organizational capacity so that the charity can work more efficiently and effectively and raise more dollars.
Capital Campaign or Capital Improvement Grants: To help an organization expand services and capacity.
Special Projects or Program Expansion Grants: To fund new projects or initiatives, provide seed funding for strategic growth or an expansion of an existing project or initiative to help an organization test or demonstrate new approaches and techniques for solving important community problems. To help established organizations launch new projects for special purposes, representing a unique and unduplicated opportunity and meeting a significant community need. To promote volunteer participation and citizen involvement in community affairs.
GrantWatch ID#: 165850
Discretionary grant requests range from $7,500 to $75,000. Typically, the Grants Committee awards grants for no more than 25 percent of a total project budget, not to exceed $75,000; however, it reserves the right to increase or decrease the amount awarded if circumstances warrant.
The grant cycle takes place over a six-month time frame. Projects may not begin before the funding decision date. Multi-year commitments rarely are considered.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Michelle Brown, Community Engagement Officer,
Please mail all of the documentation to:
The Dayton Foundation
Grants and Programs Department
40 N. Main Street, Suite 500
Dayton, Ohio, 45423
USA: Ohio: Montgomery, Miami, Greene, Darke, Preble, and Warren (north) counties