Watch the latest videos from The Dayton Foundation.

Dayton Foundation grant helps Girl Scouts of Western Ohio increase participation of girls in STEM fields.

Homefull’s (formerly The Other Place) Micro Farm Project, located at the Gettysburg Gateway Shelter for Men, Supported by a Dayton Foundation Grant

Dayton Foundation Grant Helps Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Fund ReVisioning 45.

Learn more about The Dayton Foundation grants strengthening our community.


The Human Race Theatre Company performs a special theatrical piece (Together we are Greater...Dayton) created for The Dayton Foundation’s 2013 Meeting Celebration.

National Conference for Community and Justice of Greater Dayton, Police and Youth Together Program, Supported by a Dayton Foundation Grant

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Expansion Grant Awarded by The Dayton Foundation

Hawthorn Hill, the Oakwood Home of the Wright Brothers, a Gift from NCR Corporation in 2006 to The Wright Family Foundation of The Dayton Foundation

The Dayton Art Institute’s Roof Repair, Supported by a Dayton Foundation Grant

Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm’s New Farm Discovery Center, Thanks to a Dayton Foundation Grant

Boonshoft Museum’s New State-of-the-Art Planetarium Gets a Boost from a Dayton Foundation Grant

Special Message of Thanks from The Dayton Foundation Governing Board & Staff

K12 Gallery for Young People HAALO (Helping Adolescents Achieve Life-Long Objectives) Unveiling, June 2011

With the support of a Dayton Foundation discretionary grant, the K12 Gallery for Young People unveiled six gigantic murals on June 8, 2011. Replicas of great works by master artists, the murals were designed as part of K12’s HAALO project (Helping Adolescents Achieve Life-Long Objectives), in collaboration with the Montgomery County Juvenile Court System. More than 30 youth, ages 10 to 18, in the juvenile court system created the artwork, which can be viewed on the 600 block of East Third Street in downtown Dayton.

Introduction to The Dayton Foundation by Michael M. Parks, President

An Interview with Charitable Checking Account℠ Donor, John Ey, About This Service

The Dayton Foundation’s Award-Winning Video, “A Community Is Defined by the Passion of Its People: Stories of Caring & Commitment”

“A Community Is Defined by the Passion of Its People: Stories of Caring & Commitment," was created especially for The Dayton Foundation’s 2010 Biennial Meeting. It shares six inspirational stories that illustrate how the Foundation is helping people like you to help others in our community. The film demonstrates the power of commitment and community through philanthropy and volunteerism.

The Dayton Foundation’s 60-second commercial

"As Time Changes," The Dayton Foundation’s 60-second spot, was produced in 2009.

The Dayton Foundation’s Video, “We’re Here for Good,” Produced in 1996

The Dayton Foundation’s “We’re Here for Good’ video was produced in 1996 to celebrate the Foundation’s 75th anniversary. This 13-minute video tells the story of The Dayton Foundation through the people who have been most impacted by the Foundation’s community presence – the Foundation’s donors and the recipients of these donors' generosity.

Please note that while some of the representatives of the charitable organizations featured in the video (and as noted in the 1996-written captions) have since moved from their positions, the video’s message remains timeless and powerful viewing.

“The Future’s Hope: The Story of Miami Valley Kids Who Care,” Produced in 2000

Commissioned by The Dayton Foundation in 2000, "The Future’s Hope: The Story of Miami Valley Kids Who Care" tells the story of young people all across the Greater Miami Valley who are making a difference as youth volunteers. This 10-minute video was filmed by 17- and 18-year-old student filmmakers, who truly captured the spirit of giving that these teens all shared.

“Crayons to Classrooms” Opening Day in 2008

The “Crayons to Classrooms” six-minute video documents Dayton’s Crayons to Classrooms opening day and the impact the program had on the first teachers to walk through its doors. The Dayton Foundation and the Mathile Family Foundation launched this community leadership initiative in 2008 to provide free educational supplies to teachers for students in need.

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Karma Winburn

“When I contribute to a cause that matters to me, I'm making a difference in someone’s life. A community foundation shares in this role and has the power to enhance a community through charitable giving and to connect individuals to the needs of others.” – Karma Winburn, Dayton Foundation donor since 2004

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