Grants awarded from Dayton COVID-19 Response Fund total almost $500,000

Grants awarded from the COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton total $499,300 with the announcement today of the fund’s second week of grant awards, a release said.

The fund was established by The Dayton Foundation, United Way of the Greater Dayton Area and a group of government, education and charity organizations. In the week of March 30, 16 grants, totaling $129,800 were awarded to the following non-profit organizations:

18th Parallel Relief received $2,500 to aid in providing food and hygiene items for senior citizens in Greene County.

American Red Cross received $10,000 to promote the importance of donating blood.

Bellbrook Presbyterian Church received $2,500 to help purchase food for families in need.

Brigid's Path received $15,000 to provide supplies to vulnerable mothers and babies.

Common Good for Preble County received $10,000 to assist in providing food and hygiene products for families in need.

Daybreak Inc. received $10,000 to help provide emergency assistance for youth.

Gem City Gives received $1,000 to support the Diaper Bank for children in need.

Interfaith Hospitality Network received $15,000 to provide basic needs to families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 

Kids in New Directions received $3,000 to help assist families with various resources.

Needy Basket of Southern Miami County, Inc. received $7,500 to distribute food to families in need.

Shoes 4 the Shoeless received $3,300 to assist in purchasing hygiene items to include in supplement food boxes.

Sinclair Community College Foundation received $10,000 to help provide emergency assistance for students in need.

St. Paul Methodist Church received $6,000 to provide hygiene items and other supplies to help families in need.

St. Rita, St. Paul, Precious Blood and St. Vincent de Paul Conference received $15,000 to assist Northwest Dayton families in need.

Xenia Adult Recreation Center received $11,000 to aid with home-delivered meals for senior citizens.

Xenia Fish Pantry received $8,000 to provide emergency food supplies to families in Greene County.

The COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton was established on March 16 to provide emergency assistance to nonprofit organizations supporting basic human needs to individuals and families, especially those who are vulnerable.

To donate to the fund, including online via credit card, visit The Dayton Foundation is paying all credit card processing fees and waiving administration fees so that 100 percent of donations go to charity.

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