Calendar of Events

July 10, 2015

Discretionary Grant Letter of Intent Submission Deadline

The first step in the Foundation’s discretionary grant application process is to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) through our online LOI system. The LOI provides the Foundation with an overview of a not-for-profit organization’s funding request. If, after the Grants Committee has reviewed your organization’s LOI and determined that the project falls within our funding guidelines, you will be sent a full grant application.

Click here to access the Letter of Intent system. The next deadline for completed Letters of Intent is Friday, July 10, 2015.

November 4, 2015

Discretionary Grants Program Orientation

If your organization intends to apply for funding from The Dayton Foundation, we highly recommend that you attend the Foundation’s discretionary grants program orientation on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. This free, 90-minute session will help explain the Foundation’s grant process and funding guidelines.

June - Affiliated Fund Events

June 20, 2015

Blake LaForce #41 Memorial Scramble

For more information, contact Mark LaForce, at (937) 689-0500. Visit the Blake LaForce #41 Memorial Scramble event page.

June 30, 2015

The Kuntz Foundation Fund Grant Proposal Deadline

The Kuntz Foundation Fund now is accepting applications for its 2015 grants cycle. The application deadline is Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Click here to review the grant proposal guidelines. For more information, please contact Rose Ann Eckart, assistant to the president, The Dayton Foundation, at (937) 225-9961.

July - Affiliated Fund Events

July 10, 2015

African-American Community Fund LOI Deadline

For more information, contact Whitney Briggs, at (937) 225-9948. Visit the African-American Community Fund website at, or visit AACF’s Facebook page at

July 11, 2015

Bec’s Bunch Remembrance 5K

For more information, contact Amber Pelfrey, at (937) 554-5349. Visit the Bec’s Bunch Remembrance 5K website at

July 15, 2015

Greater Dayton Conservation Fund Application Deadline

The Greater Dayton Conservation Fund now is accepting applications for its 2015 grants cycle. The application deadline is Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Click here for the grant application letter and click here for the grant application guidelines.

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Jane Dunwoodie

“The arts inspire people and give them a way to express what is important to them. It’s reasurring to know that The Dayton Foundation has its ear to the ground and will have the flexibility to support the efforts with the greatest impact on the arts long after we're gone.” – Leona and Jane Dunwoodie, Dayton Foundation donors since 1999

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