DP&L awards over $1.4 million in grants to Dayton area non-profits

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation announced the non-profits that were awarded a total of over $1.4 million in grants to help support new or continued growth initiatives in the Dayton region.

Approximately $924,000 of that $1.4 million was awarded as “Power Grants.” Below are the twelve recipients of the 2020 DP&L Foundation Power Grants:

  • American Red Cross Miami Valley Chapter – $50,000 power grant to support disaster relief services in our region, including Home Fire Campaign
  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery/Dayton Society of Natural History – $50,000 to power science education with improved in-person and virtual educational content, programming in the Science Theatre and “Do Lab” designed for students, teachers and families
  • Boys and Girls Club of Dayton – $50,000 to support repairs and updates to the 60-year-old west Dayton facility with a focus on digital inclusion and exposure to STEM and technology
  • Daybreak – $50,000 to support the new Drop-in Engagement Center within the Opportunity Zone used to provide emergency, drop-in and engagement services for homeless young adults living in the St. Vincent DePaul adult shelters plus Agency Operations of emergency assistance, shelter and job training programs
  • Dayton Art Institute – $160,000 lighting of the museum exterior and Historic Hillside restoration.
  • Dayton Live (formerly Victoria Theatre Association) – $85,000 to support operations and programming of the Arts Annex
  • Dayton Performing Art Alliance (DPAA) – $130,000 partnering to power innovation in the performing arts and expand the digital storytelling capacities of DPAA and continue as the Title Sponsor of the beloved Family Series.
  • Omega Community Development Corporation – $50,000 funding for The Hope Center for Families which will assist in education, work training and health & wellness support for West Dayton families
  • United Way of Greater Dayton – $120,000 upholding more than 100 years of support to UW for education, income and health programs provided to the community through the LIVE UNITED Fund
  • University of Dayton – $54,000 to continue funding the University of Dayton Statehouse Civic Scholars and DC Flyers Student Intern Programs, supporting interns since 2014
  • Wright State University – $75,000 funding alternate energy projects, degree completion and student success in the colleges of Business and Engineering & Computer Science
  • YWCA Dayton –$50,000 for expansion of racial justice and outreach programs (Girls LEAD and AMEND Together youth programs) and capital for building renovations

“As the largest corporate foundation in the Dayton Region where every dollar stays local, we proudly
continue our longstanding tradition of community involvement during this coronavirus pandemic,” said Holly Wiggins, director of Community and Corporate Social Responsibility.

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