10 grants awarded to Dayton area nonprofits by COVID-19 Response Fund

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Dayton Foundation and United Way of the Greater Dayton Area (UWGDA) has awarded grants to 10 more nonprofits from the COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton. The awards total $111,077 and will help organizations provide basic human needs to the area’s vulnerable population.

The following organizations received these grants:

  • Dayton Sewing Collaborative ($10,000) to aid in making face masks that will be given free of charge to healthcare and human services organizations
  • El Puente Educational Center ($15,750) to assist in providing food to families in need
  • Episcopal Retirement Services Affordable Living ($5,600) to aid in providing food to low-income elderly residents
  • Kettering Backpack Program ($13,000) to help provide food to underserved residents in Kettering
  • One Bistro ($6,810) to assist in offering curbside ‘Grab and Go’ meal boxes for Greene County residents in need
  • South Community ($18,350) to aid with telehealth equipment to better serve clients
  • United Church Homes ($10,000) to help provide food to senior citizens in need who reside at four local Trinity communities
  • Widows Home of Dayton ($15,000) to assist in providing food to residents
  • With God’s Grace ($7,567) to purchase supplemental, nonperishable food items and packing supplies
  • Wright State University Foundation ($9,000) to aid in supplying food to students in need

In total, 46 grants totaling $610,377 have been awarded from the Response Fund. The fund was created by The Dayton Foundation and UWGDA in partnership with philanthropic, government, and education institutions.

Nonprofit organizations that are helping individuals and families with basic needs such as food, housing, mental health and safety in response to COVID-19 can apply for grants through The Dayton Foundation or United Way.

If you would like to make a contribution to the fund, click here.

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