Bridges of Hope receives $50,000 grant

DAYTON — The Dayton Foundation’s fund holders have awarded 10,714 grants totaling $37.1 million to not-for-profit organizations locally and across the country. This is a 41 percent increase in dollars awarded over the same time period in 2018.

Two Greene County organizations have received grants.

Bridges of Hope received $50,000 to aid in renovating the former Simon Kenton Elementary School building in Xenia to establish a permanent homeless shelter.

Greene County Family Violence Prevention Center received $900 to implement a new therapy program for victims of trauma.

Among these grants were discretionary and Greenlight Grants totaling $263,363 that were awarded by the foundation’s volunteer Grants Committee and approved by the foundation’s governing board to address emerging needs and opportunities in the region. These grants promoted efforts in the areas of arts and culture, health, education, human services, philanthropy and other community-building endeavors.

Other discretionary grants were awarded to the following organizations.

Habitat for Humanity Greater Dayton, $40,000, to help support the launch of the Senior Homeowner Assistance and Repair Program.

Good Shepherd Ministries, $2,500, to help with the housing program.

St. Vincent de Paul Society, $5,000 to purchase a commercial size refrigerator to provide healthier food options.

United Rehabilitation Services, $5,000 to implement an innovative program using drum circles for children and adults with developmental and acquired disabilities.

Funding for these two competitive grants programs is made possible by individuals who have established unrestricted or lightly restricted charitable funds.

More information about The Dayton Foundation and its competitive grants programs is available at or by calling 937-222-0410.

The Dayton Foundation is the regional community foundation for Greater Dayton. Since its establishment in 1921, the Foundation has helped people to help others, managing more than 3,700 charitable funds that have provided more than $920 million in grants to nonprofits locally and nationwide.