Dayton Foundation provide $233K in grants


Eleven area nonprofits received $233,520 in grants through the Dayton Foundation’s and Greenlight Grants program.

The organizations include American Red Cross Dayton Chapter, Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, Dayton Playhouse Inc., Five River MetroParks, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, Family Violence Prevention Center of Greene County, Good Neighbor House, Involvement Advocacy, Kids in New Directions, Ohio Robotics Inc., and the Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development.

The grants range in assisting others with medical care, medical needs, food pantries, programs for students, assisting classrooms and repairs needed. Some of the grants include:

• The American Red Cross will use its grant to purchase an emergency response vehicle that will be used during local and national disasters providing those with necessary supplies.

• Dayton Performing Arts Alliance plans to use the grant to create a cross curricular program involving ballet, opera and symphonic music for students.

• Five River MetroParks was awarded the highest grant of $50,000 to assist its Riverfront Master Plan that will identify ways to create recreational and economic development for the four waterways.

• The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation plan to develop a Mobile Crisis Intervention Team during mental health or substance abuse crisis situations rise.

• Ohio Robotics Inc. will purchase two 3D printers for students to use during the Xtreme Bot games.

The discretionary grants from the Dayton Foundation awarded $186,500 and the foundation’s Greenlight Grants awarded $29,400.

Through the Greenlight Grants, some organizations will use the grants to repair their buildings or purchase items to expand their community needs.

The Greenlight Grants program began in 2016 to create assistance to organizations that needed small grants for projects, expansions, capital improvements, or capacity building.

The Dayton Foundation has been helping people and organizations since 1921 and manages more than 3,500 charitable funds that have provided over $864 million in grants to nonprofits local and on a nation level according to their website.

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