So far, more than $535,000 has been awarded to 39 area nonprofits providing emergency relief to those impacted by coronavirus.
“Community foundations, like The Dayton Foundation, are a powerful resource to spread good, particularly in times of critical needs such as this,” said Michael M. Parks, CFRE, president of The Dayton Foundation. “We are so pleased to be of service to charitable individuals, families and organizations, and our experienced staff will continue to do everything we can to help individuals and families during this time of need and all year long.
“Last fiscal year we facilitated the distribution of $51.8 million dollars to charity. Just this week alone, grants totaling more than $3 million are being distributed from Foundation funds at the request of our donors. This is a remarkable expression of hope and charity.”
>> Grants awarded from Dayton COVID-19 Response Fund total almost $500,000
The Dayton Foundation and United Way of the Greater Dayton Area partnered to create the COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton. Anyone who wants to donate should visit www.daytonfoundation.org.
The Dayton Foundation is paying all credit card processing fee and waiving administrative fees so that all donations can go to charity.
To apply for a grant, visit www.daytonfoundation.org or www.dayton-unitedway.org.