Calendar of Events

June 3, 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, June 3, 2015, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. This free, 90-minute session will help explain the Foundation’s grant process and funding guidelines.

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.

March - Affiliated Fund Events

March 12, 2015

The YMCA Annual Women of Influence Awards Luncheon

For more information, contact Paula McLaughlin at (937) 461-5550. Visit YWCA Dayton's website at or like them on Facebook at

March 14, 2015

Harrigan’s Tavern St. Patrick’s Day 5k Charity Run

The 5K benefits:
Alzheimer's Association:, (937) 291-3332
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation:, (937) 439-2873
South Community Behavorial healthcare:, (937) 293-8300
United Rehabilitation Services:, (937) 853-5465

To participate on behalf of one of these organizations, please contact each organization directly.

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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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