Connections: Grantmaking Opportunities from The Dayton Foundation to Help You Help Others

Connections provides information about Foundation initiatives and new programs and continuing needs of local charities.

Listed within this issue are those organizations that received a discretionary grant during the last discretionary grant cycle. All of these organizations have been researched by our Grants Department, and a summary of their grant proposals is included. As you may see, for many of these requests, we were able to fund only to a certain level. The organizations may still have needs associated with their specified programs.

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AIDS Resource Center Ohio – Improving HIV Treatment through an Integrated Patient-Centered Care Model
$1,748,712 Total Project Budget
$75,000 Granted

The ARC Ohio Dayton Medical Center and Pharmacy opened in the Wright Health Building in January 2014. In the first year of operation, the pharmacy will enroll 600 patients, and 300 HIV-positive patients will receive coordinated healthcare through a patient-centered medical home model at the medical center. Funds will be used for medical equipment needs, a marketing campaign to promote services, an immunization clinic and business analysis services.

Bill Hardy, President & CEO, (937) 461-2437

Dayton Crayons to Classrooms – Relocation to Woodman Drive
$300,000 Total Project Budget
$50,000 Granted

Dayton Crayons to Classrooms(DC2C) serves teachers in 57 schools located in Montgomery County, Ohio. The Ohio Department of Education has determined that there are 79 chronically underfunded schools in Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Warren counties that are in need of DC2C’s services. The Dayton Foundation grant and other funds will help DC2C move to a larger space on Woodman Drive in Dayton. This will enable the organization to serve more teachers and improve efficiency by increasing warehouse storage and improving retail space.

Steve Rubenstein, Executive Director, (937) 528-6400

Dayton Society of Natural History – Global Connections
$114,237 Total Project Budget
$25,000 Granted

Science on a Sphere is a global display system that projects planetary data onto a giant animated globe to provide environmental educational opportunities for Boonshoft Museum visitors. When facilitated by trained educators and docents, the exhibit has proved to be a valuable environmental learning tool for the general public and school groups. Funds will be used to improve the experience of those visiting Science on a Sphere by making it more child- and family-friendly and by offering new environmental literacy programs throughout the museum.

Mark Meister, President & CEO, (937) 275-7431

Engineers Club of Dayton Foundation – The 1918 Capital Campaign
$25,000 Total Project Budget
$25,000 Granted

The Engineers Club of Dayton Foundation was established in 1918. Since identifying necessary projects to meet both short- and long-term needs of the Club, the Foundation will use funds to renovate and repair capital components of its historic building. The upgrades will benefit and perpetuate membership of the Club, which supports business development, training, entrepreneurship and education in the community.
Diane Buchanan Johnson(937) 477-7866 or Melinda Nutter (937) 429-0341.

The First Tee of the Greater Miami Valley – Expansion of Program in Montgomery County
$80,000 Total Project Budget
$10,000 Granted

The First Tee of the Greater Miami Valley works to instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Programming reaches youth ages 7 to 18 during summer activities structured to teach the game of golf, etiquette, interpersonal communication, selfmanagement skills, conflict resolution and goal setting. The organization will use funds to expand outreach efforts to serve an additional 1,000 at-risk youth in Montgomery County.

Brian Parkhurst, Executive Director, (513) 383-6706

4-H Camp Clifton – Over One-Million Meals Served! Dining Hall Renovation
$62,893 Total Project Budget
$15,000 Granted

4-H Camp Clifton, located in Yellow Springs, serves over 3,000 campers from seven counties each year. The 50-year-old dining hall is in need of significant updates in order to continue serving meals to campers and meet health inspection standards. Improvements are underway in the dining hall including roof replacement, wall repair, freezer replacement, painting and lighting upgrades. Funds will be used to permanently fix the flooring, which will eliminate costly annual maintenance and improve efficiency.

Glen Satchell, Executive Director, (937) 767-7552

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio – Increasing Girl Participation in STEM
$112,500 Total Project Budget
$28,125 Granted

The Girl Scouts of Western Ohio will use funds to provide STEM programming for 450 girls in grades 4 through 12 in a female-led environment. The program, which will use the TechBridge and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) "Imagine Your STEM Future" curriculum, allows girls to experiment and explore reallife careers in engineering and other STEM-related fields through high-quality and hands-on activities run by Girl Scouts staff and volunteers.

Roni Luckenbill, CEO, (937) 275-7601

Good Neighbor House – Special Dietary Needs Program Expansion
$105,000 Total Project Budget
$12,500 Granted

The Good Neighbor House recently launched a special dietary needs program in the medical clinic to provide support to patients dealing with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and hypertension. Program resources include dietician counseling, prescription assistance and food items that meet special diet requirements. Because demand for these services continues to grow, funds will be used to expand the program to serve more clients and provide additional wellness classes to benefit the entire family.

Tiffany Collie, Executive Director, (937) 224-3003 ext. 107

Homefull – Technology Upgrades
$100,000 Total Project Budget
$25,000 Granted

Homefull, established in 1988 as a community response to homelessness in Dayton and Montgomery County, provides programs and direct services to clients. Funds will be used to help Homefull upgrade their technology and software systems to build the organization’s capacity to more efficiently and effectively provide client care and generate both private and public revenue.

Tina Patterson, CEO, (937) 293-1945

The Human Race Theatre Company – Human Race Early Stages
$95,450 Total Project Budget
$12,500 Granted

Now in its 27th season, The Human Race Theatre Company brings professional live theatre to Dayton and southwestern Ohio. The Caryl D. Philips Creativity Center, home of The Human Race’s educational programs and technical arts, is in need of renovations. Funds will be used to upgrade the center for added educational programming, performances of new works and collaborative projects, while creating additional opportunities for revenue.

Kevin Moore, Executive Director, (937) 461-3823

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File date: 9.16.14


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