Welcome to the first issue of Nonprofit Connections, The Dayton Foundation's quarterly newsletter to keep you informed about grant opportunities and provide you with helpful tips and industry information. Read more below about important upcoming deadlines, events and other timely news to help you help others!
Five Ways to Make Your Grant Application Stand Out
Applying for funding for new programs or projects can be a daunting task for many nonprofit organizations. With this in mind, we have put in place many resources for nonprofits to utilize when applying for a grant from The Dayton Foundation.

Not sure where to begin? Click here for Five Ways to Make Your Grant Application Stand Out.
Need Funding? Check Out Our Upcoming Grant Opportunities!
Are you looking for funding for an innovative, dynamic or collaborative local project? If so, be sure to visit our  Current Grant Opportunities  page to see if your organization is eligible to apply for a grant from The Dayton Foundation or one of our affiliated funds or groups.

Want to learn more about the Foundation grants application process? Visit our  For Not-for-Profits  page on the Foundation's website for answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.
We Help You Help Others - Dayton Crayons to Classrooms
For more than a decade, Dayton Crayons to Classrooms (DC2C) has been providing free school supplies for teachers of students in need. But did you know that this nonprofit organization began as a leadership initiative of The Dayton Foundation and the Mathile Family Foundation?

Read more about how DC2C got its start and how it helps thousands of children and teachers gain access to much-needed educational supplies each year.
Register Now for Fall Nonprofit Workshop Series
Registration is now open for Dayton SCORE's fall nonprofit workshop series. The Dayton Foundation is pleased to support the series, which offers free nonprofit workshops led by local experts and volunteers. Upcoming topics include strategic planning, board development, fundraising, and more. To learn more about Dayton SCORE events or to register, click here .

Looking for more ongoing education? Be sure to check out the events and resources being offered to nonprofit organizations by Miami Valley Nonprofit Collaborative, Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio and Dayton Metro Library .
Foundation Awards $24.3M in Grants to Area Nonprofits
In the first half of 2018, fund holders of The Dayton Foundation awarded more than 6,800 grants totaling $24.3 million to not-for-profit organizations locally and across the country.

Among these were discretionary and Greenlight Grants awarded to address emerging community needs and opportunities, such as expanding a business that employs homeless youth and developing an outdoor community theater. For more information on these projects and the nonprofits that received them, click here .
September 2
Tour de Gem Dayton Cycling Classic

November 1
Grants Program Orientation

For more information, click here .
Grant Opportunities/Deadlines
August 24
The Allegro Fund

September 1
Centerville - Washington Foundation

September 7
Greenlight Grants

September 15
The Physicians’ Charitable Foundation

November 2
Brighter Tomorrow Foundation

The VISIONS Endowment Fund

For more information, click here.