The Dayton Foundation



The Dayton Foundation is the region's largest community foundation, has been helping you help others locally and around the world since 1921.

The foundation provides services, resources, support and counsel to help individuals achieve their charitable giving goals. It also assists nonprofits by funding important initiatives and offering expertise to increase their operational effectiveness.

Additionally the foundation identifies important community issues and brings together the people and organizations who can solve those issues.

Recent News from Dayton Foundation


Dayton Foundation giving surpasses $1B
Foundation: Dayton Foundation

The $1 billion threshold for grant awards was crossed earlier this year as the Foundation continues to manage nearly 4,000 charitable funds with...more

Dayton Foundation boosts remote learning opportunities with new grant
Foundation: Mathile Family Foundation, Dayton Foundation

The foundation's grant joins a number of other grants from Mathile Family Foundation, The Frank M. Tait Foundation, The Charles D. Berry...more

$70k grant from Dayton Foundation providing 900 chromebooks for Montgomery County students
Foundation: Dayton Foundation

“The Dayton Foundation is a family of funders,” said Barbra Stonerock, VP of community outreach with the Dayton Foundation. “A lot of caring people...more

Greater Dayton Covid-19 response fund awards new grants
Foundation: Dayton Foundation

A Greater Dayton coronavirus (Covid-19) response fund has awarded more grants to local nonprofits. The Dayton Foundation and United Way of...more

10 grants awarded to Dayton area nonprofits by COVID-19 Response Fund
Foundation: Dayton Foundation

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Dayton Foundation and United Way of the Greater Dayton Area (UWGDA) has awarded grants to 10 more...more

As demand surges at nonprofits, campaign urges donating stimulus checks
Foundation: Dayton Foundation

“The Miami Valley is one of the most philanthropic communities in the United States and we believe it will continue to be just that and more,” said...more

COVID-19 Response Fund awards nearly $500k to area nonprofits
Foundation: Dayton Foundation

Grants awarded from the COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton now total $499,300, the Dayton Foundation announced in a release April...more



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