Story written by Aaron Lockhart, Dailyflipz Business Reporter
DAYTON, Ohio-- Gaining funding may not be easy for the hundreds of not-for-profit organizations in the Dayton Area, but, with over $1 million in discretionary grants, The Dayton Foundation has made it much easier for 21 local organizations.
According to a press release published last week by The Dayton Foundation, the organization has, “…awarded nearly $25 million in grants to not-for-profit organizations in Greater Dayton and throughout the United States. Included among these grants were $1.03 million awarded to 21 area nonprofits through the Foundation’s discretionary grants and Greenlight Grants programs.”
The organizations receiving the largest amounts in grants include $100,000 to the Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton to build an amphitheater, $75,000 to The Dayton Art Institute for facility renovations, $75,000 to the Mary Scott Nursing Center, Inc. for facility renovations and $50,000 to the House of Bread also for facility renovations along with expansion.
The Dayton Foundation has clear goals on the about us section of their website stating that they strive to help the Dayton community including a statement saying, “…we assist other nonprofits by funding important initiatives and offering our expertise to help them operate more effectively…”
The Dayton Foundation is an organization fully committed to helping better the surrounding area. “We are so fortunate to help people who want to do good things for our community through the establishment of charitable funds at The Dayton Foundation,” says Michael Parks, president of The Dayton Foundation. “Despite periods of economic uncertainty, charitable people in Greater Dayton have continued to show faith in our community and in the future. We see it every day in people’s commitment to help others and invest in a brighter tomorrow.”
Dayton has benefited immensely from the hard work and generosity of The Dayton Foundation along with its donors. “Few people understand The Dayton Foundation’s central role in numerous community efforts,” said Fred Setzer, Jr., a donor and former Governing Board chair at The Dayton Foundation in a statement found on the organization's website. “The Dayton Region might look very different were it not for the Foundation and its more than 3,500 donors and their charitable funds.”
For more information about The Dayton Foundation and their work in the community visit https://www.daytonfoundation.org/.
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Hours, location and contact information:
Location: 40 N. Main Street, Suite 500 Dayton, Ohio 45423
Phone: (937) 222-0410
Fax: (937) 222-0636
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Story edited by Health & Business Editor Taylor Whitney