Coronavirus: Application available for Dayton area response fund

The grant application for a Coronavirus Response Fund helping those in the Dayton area who are impacted by the virus is now available.

The funds are for nonprofit organizations, churches and government and educational institutions helping those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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To be eligible for the fund, the nonprofits must:

• Be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, church or eligible government or educational institution

• Provide services in Montgomery, Miami. Greene, Darke, Preble or (northern) Warren counties

• Benefit people in the Dayton region

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The organization also must focus on the following:

• Immediate, basic humans needs (food, shelter, safety, etc.)

• Mental health services

• The economic impact on individuals from reduced or lost work due to coronavirus

The response fund, which has hit nearly $600,000, is through The Dayton Foundation and United Way of the Greater Dayton Area.

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The application is available at or

Anyone interested in donating to the fund can visit or by mailing a check to The Dayton Foundation, 1401 S. Main St., Suite 100, Dayton, Ohio 45409. COVID-19 Response Fund or Fund #1653 should be on the check of in the credit card form’s fund name field.

The Dayton Foundation waived all administrative fees and is paying all credit card processing fees so all the donations will be used to help those impacted by the pandemic.

The Dayton Foundation and United Way of will administer the grant process with an oversight committee of funders. The amount and number of grants will be based off the amount of money raised and restrictions donors may place on the use of some funds.

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